In Chinese Cyber Army Attacks, Krzys Wasilewski suggests that China, investing heavily in computer experts could achieve world dominance through the internet.
Hackers are a relatively inexpensive resource. While Russia and the US spend billions on heavy military hardware, much of it controlled by computers, China minimizes its military spending, concentrating on education and hacking.
The US is still outsourcing computer work to India, the Philippines and South America because of the lure of lower costs. At the same time, the level of education in the US is sliding backwards and fewer students are preparing for and taking computer science degrees.
China announced in 2007 that it would become a technology superpower. In Chinese Technology Development Plans, Rahul K Bhonsle said “By a systematic analysis, China continued to invest in capabilities that will provide it an edge on a modern battlefield in the information age. Thus we find the Chinese were one of the first to field information warfare units.”
Capitalism could end up being the downfall of the US, as it further becomes a consumer of resources, producer of none, outsourcing brainpower and capabilities overseas.
Will the US be able to repel a massive internet attack? If not, how long will it take to recover from the same type of attack that destabilized Estonia? Will it be soon enough?”