With 5G well on its way to being how we surf the net, buy fuel, navigate our way and possibly 6G in the future. Should I/we be worried about health issues? Privacy? Industrial espionage? Future military conflicts?
Some years ago scare stories about “smart meters” using 5G begin to appear on the internet.
Claims that potential harm from close proximity to these transmitters could result in health issues, human cell damage etc. But we heard the same said about cell phones on 2G. These scare stories seem to have been disproved with all but a few susceptible people.
So is there a need to be concerned with 5G?
Privacy is another issue. I’m apposed to wall to wall CCTV coverage in most public spaces, although I can see some advantages from a security/law enforcement point of view. Will 5G make CCTV more invasive with things like widespread facial recognition, pin point location, voice recording, freedom of movement etc?
National security and foreign interference. This could be a real issue with world politics, terrorism and espionage. But I don’t see this being much of a problem (to me) unless SHTF. In this case alternative forms of communication could be relied on to a point. Governments and military will have concern with this surely, but will they except its part of the course in using this technology and try to reduce risks accordingly?
Is the dark web all it’s cracked up to be and should we/I be making more use of it?
Any useful links to share, that can shine light on the above issues?
I’m not about to become paranoid about 5G or pissed off that hackers have shut down power grids or traffic lights or my computer say’s “No.” I generally get by off grid and have a hundred and one ways to boil water, cook food, make, mend and get by. But we live in a fragile technically advanced world and most of the time a machine code is hiding my money. But your views will help me build a clearer picture of this evolving world I’m lingering in.