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If there's one key factor securing America's economic prosperity and military superiority, it's not oil; it's chips.

No, not the chips we all love to snack on during movies, but highly efficient computer chips. Chips that power pretty much everything from our military machinery to our iPhones.

The United States held the top spot in crafting the fastest chips on Earth for a long time. But countries like Taiwan and China are catching up fast. This unfolding race that will determine our future has been thoroughly chronicled by today's guest, Chris Miller, in his book Chip War. 

Wanna know what he found out during his research?

Then tune in to this exciting episode of Into the Impossible! 

Key Takeaways:

00:00:00 Intro

00:00:58 Judging a book by its cover 

00:03:36 Moore’s law and the history of semiconductors

00:11:28 The challenges of developing chips

00:17:50 Communism vs. capitalism 

00:23:48 The importance of military funding 

00:25:52 Chip manufacturing and geopolitics 

00:36:16 China’s demographic and economic challenges 

00:41:21 Bitcoin mining and energy efficiency 

00:48:02 Outro

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