Understanding 5G and it’s profoundly positive implications for our (Humans) economies and the Human condition. And alleviating your fear of 5G…
First off, 5G signals can use wavelengths (between 30 and 300 gigahertz) that are measured in millimeters. These high radio frequencies support a huge capacity for incredibly fast data. Not only are they less cluttered with existing cellular data, and so can be used for increasing bandwidth demands, they’re also highly directional and can be used right next to other wireless signals without causing interference. It means that 5G is capable of incredible data bandwidth, so that many people will simultaneously send and receive massive amounts of data stably, utilizing radio wavelengths. (Radio wavelengths are considered low-frequency in the electromagnetic spectrum). This will revolutionize the way information communicates and is sent. Which has unprecedented implications to grow economies and help the human condition through the rapid spread of information.
Since 5G utilizes high radio frequencies, (but still low frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum) which can only travel short distances, the infrastructure to utilize 5G will be much different. Rather than constructing towers, service providers will simply install their equipment referred to as small cells, on existing telephone lines and infrastructures. The cells may have a range of around 250 meters (820 feet).
Perceived dangers and / or concerns…
Radio frequency radiation in the vicinity of the “antennas” to transmit the 5G being at dangerous levels, is one of the concerns of many opponents of 5G. But when considering this fear also consider, radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is the transfer of energy by radio waves. RF EMR lies in the frequency range between 3 kilohertz (kHz) to 300 gigahertz (GHz). RF EMR is non-ionising radiation, meaning that it has insufficient energy to break chemical bonds or remove electrons. That’s correct, there’s not enough energy to break chemical bonds or remove electrons. The evidence for production of harmful biological effects is ambiguous and unproven unless exposed to extremely high levels which produce heat. In other words, when you put your hand next to one of these antennas or devices producing 5G, you would have to feel a noticeable amount of heat at which point of course can heat biological tissue and potentially cause tissue damage. In other words, if you don’t feel enough heat to burn yourself, you’re going to be okay.
The other concern as far as health wise, is the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on the human brain. This particular concern or debate is highly speculative and doesn’t have much data to prove that it’s of any mass concern. There have been numerous studies on this which shows an incredibly small percentage of the population is negatively affected by EMF. In other words, while there may be a legitimate concern, the mass amount of the public is unaffected by electric magnetic fields. And keep in mind, in the United States of America we have regulations to shield any or at least most potential negative effects from EMF. We also have a legal system and specific avenues for consumers and or the public to exercise, in which if they can prove negative health effects, can be awarded the proper compensation as well as specific actions to be taken against the companies who created the harm.
Because of the nature of how fast this data will be transferred and the infrastructure regarding how the data will be transferred, personal and National Security risks are very real and must be addressed. That’s why I believe it’s important that we have the federal government regulating and implementing much of the 5G roll out in our country. Strict regulation is very important when it comes to 5G.
Most of my research shows that there really isn’t any significant research to back up any claims of significant concern to prevent 5G from moving forward. In fact most of my research shows that 5G will be a huge asset to our economy. And if we don’t move forward with 5G while the rest of the world does, the United States very well maybe left behind as other economies grow tenfold. Imagine how different our economy would be if we didn’t have cell phones at all or the internet at all, while the rest of the world did. We would be light years behind them.
– Michael Vincent –