Public Opinion

5G!!! Coronavirus!!! Here is what i think

A lot of people have asked me for my point of view on 5G, especially in light of the controversies. And until yesterday, I didn’t make any public comment on the subject. I will now do that here, and I will approach the issue from a strong professional standpoint and share some of my reservations as well.

I have decided to refrain from connecting the subject to eschatology (Biblical study of end-times), because I’m dealing with a mixed audience here. If you want my perspective, as a thorough student of the Word, on what possible connection(s) there could be between 5G and the one-world government which the antichrist will introduce, you can send me a personal message.

Okay, let’s get started with 5G. I can speak on this from a position of strength because as a physicist by training, I understand a lot about radiation, and as a technologist by profession I have worked with Internet of Things (IoT) systems and used cloud technologies to build and deploy artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, spin off virtual machines and orchestrate smart applications. Simply, all that I work with currently are what you would classify as emerging technologies, and I understand well how all these things work.

AI and IoT are not even just tech of the future; these areas are very active currently and have brought about so much innovation and transformation across businesses and industries. But these technologies have been enabled by 4G so far. The idea with 5G is to improve these systems exponentially by allowing them scale over increasingly vast amounts of data generated everyday, and to accomplish this at instantaneous speeds.

Think about it: theoretically, 5G networks will be able to reach a peak speed of 100 gigabits per second, while 4G peaks at a mere speed of 1 gigabit per second. If you can download a movie in 10 seconds over 4G, then you can do that in 0.1 seconds over 5G. So we are talking of data transmission in real-time here.

Two other factors related to speed that makes 5G the exciting technology that it is, are lower latency and higher bandwidth. I will explain both. Latency refers to the specific period of time over which an individual user activity on one digital device triggers a subsequent reaction (i.e., a ping) on another device. Simply, you can call it the lag time in communications between devices and servers. What this simply means is that the lower the latency, the faster the communication speed. This is why for 5G, fast is an understatement, because the latency is extremely reduced.

Bandwidth deals with wireless network performance when digital data is exchanged between two devices via a specific channel in a given period. In a sense, the term could be used in reference to speed and also in reference to capacity. By capacity, I mean how much the network infrastructure can cope with congestion of devices. For example, even though MTN provides 4G, we don’t enjoy the peak speeds like in advanced countries because the bandwidth is lower, especially during specific times of the day when a lot of people are on the network. 5G will improve on this capacity by far.

With all these factors, we are going to see a surge in applications from self-driving cars to smart cities to automated factories to remote surgeries. Take self-driving cars for instance. In connected driving, data must be transmitted and a reaction triggered in real time because decisions have to be made in fractions of a second. Only in this way can the car stop before hitting an obstacle or take evasive action. With 5G, an autonomous vehicle can analyse data with a latency as low as 1 millisecond, react 1,000 times faster than a human, and can apply the brakes in under one centimeter. 4G can only achieve a minimum latency of 50 milliseconds, so cause and effect isn’t as instantaneous.

Now even though 5G has all of these prospects, we can’t rule out the potential dangers or hazards that could result through the use of, and the exposure to, the technology. Let me start with the radiation. On the electromagnetic spectrum, any radiation with frequency between 0 to 10^15 Hz is classified non-ionizing radiation. Anything above this is ionizing radiation. Ionizing means the radiation can easily break chemical bonds, so if anyone is exposed to this radiation, there would be severe health implications. Now, 5G falls in the millimeter wave band 24-86 GHz. This is between 10^9 and 10^10 Hz, which is far higher than 4G (600 MHz to 6GHz). But it still falls under non-ionizing radiation.

So does that mean the radiation is completely safe? Answer is NO. Theoretically, there will be minimal health implications, albeit over a long period of time, and depending on level and extent of exposure too. Keyword: theoretically. The problem with 5G is that it requires too many antennas to be installed, since it deals with a very high frequency spectrum unlike its predecessors, and as such fades quickly (a major challenge with wireless mobile networks). So to sustain the massive connectivity it was built for, much more antennas are required. Having too many antennas increases proximity of exposure, and, theoretically, risk of slight tissue damage. In practice, however, recent experimental studies have began to show that the health implications could be higher than we anticipated, and so research is currently underway to explore methods for mitigating this risk, without having to sacrifice the prospects of the technology.

With all I have said, you may be thinking, “Okay, then there’s nothing so serious to worry about.” But what you must bear in mind is that the frequency band above is what has been specified technologically for 5G and approved by regulatory authorities. However, technology and engineering are two different things. It’s still possible for a company involved with engineering the systems to build something that exceeds the regulatory specifications. You must also understand that regulatory authorities vary by country and territory, and so specifications may be slightly different depending on where the technology is being engineered. This is part of the reason why US was racing against China last year to develop the technology first, because countries like US don’t really trust China due to its dictatorial style of leadership and disrespect for ethics such as privacy and other things. This disrespect for ethics could make China produce something potentially dangerous, amongst several other things. This was partly the reason for the trade war last year.

For this reason, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if evidence emerges that truly the massive death toll in Wuhan were actually due to 5G and not entirely coronavirus, as some persons have smartly inferred. Don’t get it twisted: 5G does not cause coronavirus disease! But whether 5G radiation could be dangerous enough to cause the massive massacre that took place in Wuhan or not, I hope that becomes apparent soon. In a democratic environment like US, such a thing couldn’t have happened because the US would ensure their 5G infrastructure is engineered strictly according to the regulations. That is why it is wrong to assert that, “If it is 5G that killed people in Wuhan, why wasn’t it killing people in US even though US had also launched theirs?” China worked on their own 5G infrastructure and US worked on theirs too, but US was behind in the race. So the 5G infrastructure launched in China and that launched in US are not necessarily the same, even though they are both 5G. Yet, regarding the massive death toll across various nations, one has to be really careful (and meticulous) making any assertions as to exactly what the causative factors were, until evidence is publicly available. Although I have my own convictions on this issue, I would rather not share them here.

You may also wonder “Why didn’t so many people also die in bigger Chinese cities like Shangai or Beijing, even though 5G had also been deployed there?” My answer is this: everything China is doing currently is very strategic, and it’s all about politics, economy and power. Clearly, China wanted to beat US to the 5G race by all means and at all cost, so I have strong suspicions (based on my own studies) that they designed the technology in two streams. The first stream complies with international regulatory specifications, while the other is their ultimate goal with a higher frequency band. So while they launched the first category in those large cities, they needed to be sure how safe the second category was. So it’s possible what they did was to launch this second one in a small, unknown town like Wuhan in order to test it. But you know, radiation doesn’t just kill people immediately, it needs to be accumulated over a period of time before the effect strikes. It took from August to November for the death toll to begin in Wuhan. These are still my suspicions based on my own research, but I believe we will get the right answers with time. Yet, i wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out that the coronavirus was deliberately orchestrated as part of China’s grand master plan, in order to cover up the death toll. This wouldn’t be surprising at all for a country that, as of November 2019, announced that they had begun research and development on 6G.

The truth is, technology is tremendously good and extremely useful, but the major dangers of technology lie more with those building/administering the technology or creating policies around it, and the intentions of such persons or body. As useful and profitable as a technology could be, evil elites can go ahead to wield it in whichever way they want in order to accomplish sinister schemes. The hearts of men are desperately wicked, and except you could find a way to x-ray these people you’d never really know their depths. Perhaps you are aware of some of the things Nigerians are facing in China currently. We are talking of a nation that is power hungry here. A nation that has little to no regard for human welfare. A nation that is trying to conquer territories across different parts of the world. So it is dangerous to fold one’s hands and assume that nothing is at stake, because a lot is at stake.

Zion Pibowei

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