Protecting Intellectual Properties
Whether you are a software or hardware architect, please protect your / your company's design from getting into the hands of other players with unpredictable vision.
Historically, the world order were shifted after taking over one's intellectual properties. From Dutch to English, English to US dominance. A great pattern Ray Dalio's team mapped out.
Now, with the manufacturing being outsourced elsewhere, it exposes more vulnerability from getting into the hands of bad players.
It seems decentralization is the key but we are not there yet!