And era begins.
So photonics will be the equivalent of electric engines for cars, both make the Western intellectual property and manufacturing capabilities irrelevant, allowing the Chinese to leapfrog. Goodbye to much of the Western semiconductor industry as well as the automobile industry. This will bring us to very dangerous times, as the Western elites will be very desperate after their last trump card (IP and control of global value chains) is shown to be a dud.
I remember seeing that the US initiated chip ban would set Chinese computing back literally one year. Looks like it might even be less than that lol