Scary graphene for cyborgs, but will China have the talent needed to make better graphene chips than United Coasts of America (UCA)?

Difference Frames the World:

Will China Succeed In The Carbon-Based Chip Industry In The Coming Years?

Graphene is one of the prime examples of hype, so far, but sudden breakthroughs may surprise you and me in a relatively near future.

It’s unlikely that China (or Russia) will win the chip war if it doesn’t think outside the box when it comes to recruiting computer geniuses.

The Wall Street Journal:

Graphene and Beyond: The Wonder Materials That Could Replace Silicon in Future Tech

“Some of the results of this research can already be found in devices on sale today, but the bulk are expected to turn up over the next decade, bringing new capabilities to our gadgets. These will include novel features such as infrared night-vision mode in smartphones, and profound ones such as microchips that are 10 times faster and more power-efficient. This could enable new forms of human-computer interaction, such as augmented-reality systems that fit into everyday eyeglasses.”

“Sounds like science fiction? In fact, some of it is. Many potential applications of these 2-D materials won’t be realized anytime soon, for any number of reasons, including how difficult they are to work with and integrate into existing electronics, or to fabricate at a billions-of-units-a-year scale.” (…)

“San Diego-based startup Cardea Bio already markets such a combined system. Its new sensor, a “biology-gated transistor,” attaches biologically active molecules, for example certain antibodies, to a sheet of graphene, which is in turn attached to silicon. Graphene isn’t only a great conductor, it’s exquisitely sensitive to anything touching it that might interfere with its conductivity.”

““The beautiful thing about biology is that it’s technology—there’s organized complexity to it,” says Cardea Bio Chief Executive Michael Heltzen. Graphene allows the analog world of biology to be translated into the digital world that human engineers and human-built systems can manipulate and gather data from, he adds.” (…)

“The company announced that, as part of a project at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, it is creating a sensor that could detect coronavirus particles in a stream of air. Such a device inside a building could detect SARS-CoV-2, soon after anyone exhales particles of the virus. If it works, it could eventually lead to systems that could be reprogrammed to detect other pathogens.” (…)

” … In addition, because it can “see” in a wider range of the electromagnetic spectrum, graphene-based materials could make possible tiny, inexpensive, high-resolution infrared cameras of the sort that could fit into smartphones. Already in the prototype stage, this technology could give our smartphone cameras the ability to see the heat generated by objects.” (…)

“Perhaps, years or decades from now, once some of these novel 2-D materials are understood well enough, and billions have been spent on rolling them out at the scale of the global semiconductor industry, one or more of them might come to replace silicon in some of its primary applications inside our computers, says Dr. Jariwala.” (…)

” … Enough demand, coupled with enough progress in the lab, he adds, could eventually justify the huge investment required to bring 2-D materials to center stage.”

Cold War 2 is good for competition, good for gamers like me who wants fast GPUs and CPUs. IBM said in 2011 – a decade ago! – that it had a 155 Ghz transistor:

IBM shows off 155GHz graphene transistor in the name of DARPA research

Oh sweet heaven of gaming that sounds awesome!

And no wonder that power-hungry DARPA wants to develop graphene chips. A typical high-end silicon CPU today is slightly above 5 Ghz. A graphene chip that is 30 or 200 times faster can drive miniature Terminator drones with infrared eyesight killing the leaders of China and Russia, in pure mech-Ninja style.

If UCA takes the lead in the chip war, then I’m sure China and Russia will do nothing and just sit there ready for slaughter when graphene neoliberals are coming for them in the next wave of “democratizing” the entire world.

After all, humans in 2021 are so “enlightened” and “rational” that only silly Jeremiahs think a chip war can trigger a preemptive attack on UCA when other weaker nations are pushed into a corner by new world-dominating technologies.

Some countries rely on bioweapons as deterrence. It’s their “poor man’s nukes”. How will they react when hearing about neoliberals planning to neutralize their precious viruses?

And if totalitarian China develops a monstrous graphene chip first, how will the mafia imperialists in UCA react?

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