US-China Chip Trade Disputes Raise Serious Questions for Computer Programmers
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The United States is putting harsh restrictions on US companies that sell Advanced chips to China.
The US deems this a threat to American security because among other things these chips power military weapons.
China responded to this by filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization(WTO). According to the BBC, China claims the US is:
...the US is abusing export controls to maintain "its leadership in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing sectors." It added that the US actions threatened "the stability of the global industrial supply chains."
Is This Fair to The US Companies that are Doing Business Internationally?
This question has many complicated answers. But as computer programmers creating these algorithms, what is our responsibility?
Our skills tie us to almost every aspect of the global economy. We help our country to make money and potentially enable other countries to harm us if constraints aren't in place to protect us.
Technology is beautiful, it is changing our lives every day and possibly leading us to an unrecognizable future before we die. I saw this happen once as a child of the '80s, cell phones, the internet, video games, and computers changed everything.
As conscious beings that know a skill set which builds these revolutionary devices what is our responsibility to humanity and our Country?
With these words, I bid you...