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This is why I've always been supportive of providing high speed internet to everyone. It's so much more than having the ability to stream Netflix and play online games. People who assume that is all high speed is good for are morons.
Well, I suppose it is a little difficult to replace free labor.
The US in general couldn't give two shits about human rights or the environment in China. We're just pissed that China is ruining our empire by not playing the game to our standards...
Kind of a downer to think about but I like to think the typical chinese tends to have a little more devotion to the greater good of all people where the west has a fuck-'em-got-mine attitude. I just hope they apply their knowledge to curing cancer or building my flying car rather than coming up with new and innovative ways of screwing people over.
Alternately, someone can make an automobile comprised of "open-source" part designs. It would be, like, the Linux of cars!
I invision a future where you go to the local CNC shop and have them analyze a busted transmission plate and carving me a new one. So instead of ordering off for your replacement part for your car (or what ever) you'll simply have a new one made locally.