8 short video clips on the 8 big problems of 5G and the Internet of Things
HEALTH – The frequencies to be used in 5 G interact with our body. Please learn more at http://ehtrust.org/policy/fcc-approve.
PRIVACY – Data exploitation
EFFECTS ON OUR BRAINS AND HUMANITY – There is no video clip yet that describes what impact the Internet of Things may have on our brains and humanity, but this video clip from 2014 – Technology is Destroying the Quality of Human Interaction – does touch on how digital connectivity impacts us. Will the Internet of things, which includes robots and artificial intelligence, increase our disconnect from one another? Likely, but only time will tell.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS – There is no video clip yet on how 5G and the Internet of Things will impact the environment. But this video from 2013, by Starling Childs, MS, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, explains briefly some of the impacts of RF on wildlife. The situation will only escalate by orders of magnitude with a move to 5G and the IoT.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION – Video clip to be posted soon.
E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country’s most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/
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