It seems like everyone in the security community saw this coming. I hope this serves as enough of a warning to, at the very least, get Intel to stop putting spyware in all their CPUs. Ideally, this helps push large hardware manufacturers away from proprietary CPU manufacturers entirely. Open source hardware collaborations could (and should) do to Intel what open source OSs did to Microsoft. Doesn't mean that Intel will go away, but their presence should absolutely be reduced.
I expect to see some lock down in the next years.