5G technology was micro-explained in the episode Lunch on Channel 1. Listen to the micro-explanation in the player above.
Let’s look at the issue, health fears and of course conspiracy theories in this micro-explanation. If you want to dive deeper, you have to look elsewhere. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, the successor to 4G which was the successor to 3G. With the advent of 4G, it was suddenly possible to watch high quality live TV broadcasts up in a holiday home via the internet. 5G goes a step further and can offer ten times faster internet and shorter response times, suitable for streaming, video calls and video games, for example.
But if this is so great, why are people afraid 5G? Conspiracy theories related to wireless technology have been with us for decades, but theories related to 5G are particularly widespread. Maybe because rappers MIA and Wiz Khalifa, actors Woody Harrelson and John Cusack and other celebrities used social media to link the spread of the coronavirus and 5G. But more on that later.
5G has revived debates over whether mobile phone use can cause cancer. The fear has, among other things, been traced to a study conducted by the physicist Bill Curry and was supposed to show a correlation between the increasing frequency of radio waves and tissue damage in the brain. The New York Times’ coverage of the study revealed that the results were insignificant, as Curry did not expect the skin and skull to be exposed to such waves. His contradictory results, however, have gained traction on social media in connection with the spread of 5G.
A review of 5G on the Post and Telecom Administration’s website states that 5G should not affect people’s health any more than before. generations of mobile networks. The agency refers to a detailed discussion of this on the website of the Icelandic Radiation Protection Authority.
But the coronavirus do you say? How does it relate to 5G? The conspiracy theories that unjustifiably link 5G and the coronary virus are diverse. The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where 5G was early on. This argument has been used despite the fact that the virus was detected much later in other cities where the development of 5G began.
Some believe that the 5G distribution network causes radiation that activates the coronary virus in humans and others believe that it is spreading the crown virus is a puppet for the construction of 5G telephone masts. Fewer, but some, believe that 5G and the coronary virus are part of a plan to reduce the world’s population. behind 5G works and fears that always seem to be related to new mobile technology.
Well then. But fast internet sounds good. What happens next? All the large electronic communications companies in Iceland are now working on building a distribution system for 5G and are well on their way. To use 5G, of course, the service must be available and your phone must support the technology.