Nicholas Chaillan, the former software chief from the Pentagon, said in an interview published Monday that China has already won the artificial intelligence race with the U.S. and will likely further its lead in other technologies in the future.
“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years,” he told The Financial Times. “Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion. Whether it takes war or not is kind of anecdotal.”
While America spent countless trillions waging and losing endless wars and enriching its military-industrial complex, China has spent its trillions advancing the nation’s businesses and building its 21st-century infrastructure.
Chaillan said U.S. cyber defenses in some government departments were at “kindergarten level.”
Chaillan announced his resignation on LinkedIn in September, saying, “I realize more clearly than ever before that, in 20 years from now, our children, both in the United States’ and our Allies’, will have no chance competing in a world where China has the drastic advantage of population over the US.”
He also blamed tech giants like Google for not working with the government in the manner in which Chinese companies support Beijing when it comes to AI. Google told Fox News that it currently has multiple projects underway with the U.S. government and is committed to continuing its work with the U.S.
Chaillan took to Twitter shortly after the FT published the article and clarified that he “never said we lost.”
“I said as it stands and if we don’t wake up NOW we have no fighting chance to win against China in 15 years,” he posted.
TREND FORECAST: We maintain our forecast of “The Rise of China” as one of the Top Trends of 2021. We predicted that the 21st century will be the Chinese century because the business of China is business; the business of America since World War II has been war.
Totally ignored in the FT article and by Mr. Chaillan is the fact that both China’s manufacturing abilities and tech innovation were at third world levels before Bill Clinton and George W. Bush bought the communist nation into the World Trade organization at the turn of the century.
It was U.S. and European companies that exported their manufacturing facilities and high technology to China so they could use its cheap labor to make their products… and sell them back to the citizens around the world at much higher prices so they could boost their profit margins.
Thus, with the U.S. workforce having slid into the service sector economy—working at Walmarts, janitorial jobs, hospitality sector, restaurant workers, packing and shipping for Amazon, stocking shelves and cashiers at Dollar General, Kroger’s etc.—what was once a nation of manufacturing innovation and creativity has descended into Slavelandia.
Indeed, despite all the “Trade War” talk during the Trump presidential years, the U.S. trade deficit hit a record 73.3 billion in August according to the Commerce Department. It’s gap with China was $31.7 billion.
As we have long forecast, the only way the United States—which is rich in natural and human resources—will halt its economic decline is to become a self-sustaining economy.
Therefore, in the absence of a Renaissance whereby the people raise their emotional, physical, moral and spiritual levels to their highest degrees, the country will continue its “end-of-empire” decline.