On modern systems it's will just poweroff every 30 minutes if ME firmware not present and this is why libreboot won't support any newer hardware.
That's highly suggestive of a hidden agenda.
But in that mode Intel Network Cards will poweroff every 3 minutes.
I wondered why my I219-V didn’t work, until I found it worked with ME in normal mode.
Now I’m back on a 2006 100M Realtek NIC
This is ridiculous. This is not a rootkit waiting to happen, it's already an operational rootkit!
What is this company trying to achieve? Is this a military asset designed to attack foreign countries? Is the Cold War not over?
Are fabs the issues? Knowledge? Engineers? I mean, Uber got many billions in funding, with Ubers funding one could build easily a fab for 14nm process and hire all of AMD.