“Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors…in order that the creations of our minds shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind.” – Albert Einstein, California Institute of Technology, February 16, 1931
WHAT IS 5G?

5G refers to the “5th generation” wireless technology. Its intended purpose is to provide faster and higher capacity transmissions to carry the massive amount of data that industry projects will be generated from the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, driverless cars, video streaming, augmented reality and more. No one is yet clear about how 5G will be achieved, so at present, it is being used more as a marketing term, although in Dec. 2017, industry announced that it had finally settled on standards for 5G. 

What is clear is that 5G will include the higher millimeter wave (MMW) frequencies never before used for Internet and Telecommunications technology. These waves do not travel well through buildings, so according to the original marketing scheme, 5G would require millions of new so-called “small cells” aka Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs). But more recently, a number of wireless companies have stated that 5G signals can travel 3000 feet (over half a mile). Regardless of what the facts are, the wireless telecom industry is aggressively seeking to outfit lampposts and utility poles around the country with microwave antennas beaming hazardous radiation next to, and into our homes, 24/7.

5G cell tower antennas will be supplemented by space-based communications systems, aka satellites. 20,000 new satellites are scheduled to be launched in the next two years to ensure that every inch of the planet is sufficiently irradiated to support high speed wireless capability everywhere.  

In light of the robust and ever growing independent science showing adverse health effects from radiofrequency/microwave radiation, the densification of our neighborhoods, communities and the world with 5G-infrastructure complemented by the saturation of our skies with satellites may prove to be a very ill-conceived idea.

WHAT IS THE INTERNET OF THINGS?

The Internet of Things (IoT), as being marketed and sold to the public, is a vision of connecting every “thing” possible to the Internet – all machines, appliances, objects, devices, animals, insects and even our brains. In addition, the IoT will include artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), robots, microchipped humans, and augmented humans (humans with some form of technology implanted or integrated into their biology to “enhance” human characteristics or capabilities). IoT sensors and surveillance cameras will pepper our communities as well. New IoT cyber physical systems will render all objects “smart” – i.e. connected to the Cloud – thus enabling pervasive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and massive data collection. It will also leave us open to devastating cyber attacks.

Some of the IoT products currently being manufactured include driverless cars, clothing, toasters, and coffee makers. Even diapers, and pacifiers for babies will be made “smart”. There are “smart” mattresses (with infidelity detection systems), “smart” toothbrushes to record and notify you how well you are brushing, WiFi connected pills to transmit health data to your physician, and smart” toilets. The IoT even includes sex-botsbluetooth tampons, and baby pods mothers can insert to serenade their unborn baby, and, sorry to say, even smart condoms to measure performance.

Every IoT “thing”, including robots, sensors, surveillance cameras, and augmented reality, will generate personal usage-data, which will be mined, stored, and used by government, law enforcement, industry, and hackers.

Every IoT “thing”, including robots, sensors, surveillance cameras, and augmented reality, will increase our exposure to pulsed microwave radiation – known to adversely impact both humans and wildlife

Although government and industry promote the IoT as the panacea for all ills, the IoT itself creates a host of problems.This website delineates nine ways that 5G and the IoT will cause serious harms to humans, wildlife, and our Earth. After exploring this website and conducting further research, you may decide the hoped for, and hyped about benefits of 5G and the IoT do not outweigh the very serious harms, and you may choose to not buy into 5G/IoT both figuratively and literally.

Nine ways 5G and the IoT will harm humans, the environment, and Earth

  • Health – The robust and growing independent science shows harms to our health from microwave radiation
  • Privacy – The invasion of our privacy from the collection and mining of our digital data
  • Cyber Security -The fast growing and devastating cyber security risks
  • Environment – The harms to wildlife, particularly bees, butterflies and other pollinators
  • Energy – The huge energy consumption to produce and power a wireless Internet of Things
  • Brains and Humanity – The effects on our brains and humanity from humans increasingly inhabiting the cyber world
  • E-Waste – The astronomical e-waste that will be generated from connecting virtually every “thing” to the Internet
  • Conflict Minerals – 5G and the IoT will vastly grow our dependence on conflict minerals, which have brought about the death of close to 6 million people
  • Ethics — Ethical issues arising from the IoT.  New human rights laws are being being considered; how should humans relate to robots and AI?  The blurring of what was once a clear delineation between technology and humans

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Forcing a Total, Saturated 5G Future… Without Safety Checks Aug. 19th, 2017 | Truth Stream |
5G in 5 Minutes Feb. 24th, 2019 | EMF Action Network
Everything You Need to Know About 5G | Feb. 6th, 2017 | IEEE Spectrum
The Power of Millimeter Wave | Verizon May 23rd, 2018 Please note that Verizon says small cells don’t need to be placed in front of homes, but can work from macro cells over a half a mile away.
Three Square Market becomes the 1st American company to implant employees with microchips | July 26th, 2017 | ABC News
March 2018 Independent journalistic platform WeAreChange.NL explores the dark side of this everything digital infrastructure in a new documentary including: Frans van der Reep, futurist and lecturer Digital World, University In Holland;
…and they’re not stopping with 5g. 6Genesis vision for 2030 | University of Oulu Dec 1, 2017
Additional Resources about 5g and the IoT