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U.S.-China 5G battle portends a divided internet
The U.S. and China are engaged in tit-for-tat threats over 5G. The stakes are high, since the technology will shape the future in unpredictable ways, and the competition will determine the technical infrastructure of modern governance. Whichever country gains the upper hand will also gain a geopolitical advantage – but the outcome may be a fracturing of the internet itself into competing spheres of influence.