TRUMP TRUMPETS 5G EVEN 6G…so profoundly misguided here.
2 Tweets from Trump:
“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………”
“….something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019″
IF HE ONLY UNDERSTOOD….
Even if there were no risks of cyber attacks, or violation of our privacy; no impacts on our health or wildlife; Even if we didn’t risk losing our pollinators, and weren’t dumping mountains of hazardous waste into our air and water; even if our kids weren’t suffering from addiction and social dysfunction, and the energy footprint of 5g/IoT did not contribute hugely to climate change, we still wouldn’t want 5g or any other wireless “G”.
THERE IS NO “NEED” FOR WIRELESS EVERYWHERE AS FIBER IS BY FAR MORE RELIABLE, FASTER, AND SAFER.
Our Tech Culture must change, not our neighborhoods: We must build infrastructure that supports hard-wired connections for the vast majority of all Internet and communications use, and reserve wireless for calls and texts when out and about. Such an infrastructure along with growing public awareness about the harms of wireless would encourage a natural disengagement from our addiction to wireless devices and a reintegration into the real world.
Quality of life is what matters. Not gigabyte speeds. Not how many permutations of cyber space we can dream up. Not getting a cutting edge in a new market.
We need a mass exodus from cyber space so we can once again reintegrate into the natural world. We want our children to grow up in a world of flesh and blood hearts and minds. 5g and now 6g would render the natural world a distant and longed-for memory.