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The Good the Bad and the 5G

Well 5G is almost here, and if you do not know what 5G is, it replaces the 4G LTE signal that gets your cell phone the internet. It is very new technology, and if HUAWEI (wha-way) as it is pronounced, has this ability to install its technology, things would change very fast.

  • The speed of 5G is 100 times faster than 4G and can transfer tons of data
  • Lag time drops from 50 milliseconds to 1, virtually eliminating it.
  • Provides a larger user capacity
  • By 2020 there would be 24 billion users, estimated

While this sounds good, I try to look at both sides of the coin, and the concerns I have are few, but, very important:

Humans will become secondary– until now wireless communications was designed around us, but the 5G is designed for machines, like self driving cars to help them talk to each other on the road, never has this happened before. Should it?

The return of the T.V. antenna so to speak- the only way for 5G to be efficient is to have an antenna every 500 feet, down the stretch of the highway might be fine, but imagine every home needs one, every building, every block, even in the park.

As for businesses, if we create a 5G infrastructure for our machines and secondary humans, that could be very hard to manage, and possible to have backdoors in the network to allow access to critical data, Imagine free Wi-Fi unlocked blanketing your business and the surrounding block, a hacker’s paradise.

But imagine your cars, your computer, cell phones, garden tractors, toasters, refrigerators, security cameras, door bells, the list goes on and on, all connected on their own network, talking to each other at hyper speed. Do we need this?

Here is a shocker; my light bulbs have the security key (password) to my network stored in a chip inside the base of the bulb, which talk to a hockey puck (Echo), over Wi-Fi and can be controlled by a cell phone, 3000 miles away. Now imagine if I told you this same sentence 20 years ago, We are just one step away from Hal, remember Hal, he won’t open the pod bay doors, why? We are secondary and it (Computer) thinks it is Primary. Thanks for reading, and remember at “Hunt Technology”, you always get “Quality Service & Individual Attention” you deserve.  Hunt Technology, 320 Watson St., Ripon WI, 920-290-0936

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