|Recently I've been researching about the infamous 5G technology and trying to learn what other people have to say about it. |
And it seem to be quite a hot topic.
On one hand we are being offered a great solution, one which would allow us almost limitless speed of communication. So called "internet of things". In theory, once you're connected to a 5G network, you should be able to download large files (movies etc) within a split of second.
Admittedly it does sound very impressive and at first glance this solution seems to be a natural direction that technology is moving towards, but we should bear in mind that there are some RED FLAGS which makes me feel a bit uncomfortable about the development of this technology.
And I would like to discuss some of those "red flags" hoping to learn some opinions as well coming from more knowledgeable and experienced people here on Steemit.
5G AND OUR HEALTH
|So far we know that a great advantage of the 5G technology is pretty much unlimited speed.|
However, on the other hand, I've learned that absolutely no one out there seems to be aware of the fact that this technology would have an impact on our health. What kind of impact could it possibly be? I've seen many influencers sharing their concerns and some of them suggesting that in the long run those exposed to 5G (living in close distances to antennas) may suffer awful health side effects. Apparently, brain cancer is one of those possible risks.
Since there is very little (or zero) official research backing up the safety of 5G, I think we can assume that no one will know for sure how this technology could impact our health. One thing for certain, is that it's in our all best interest to get interested in this topic, in hopes that regulators will step in and help to ensure our safety.
Naturally, I would love to hear your opinion on that particular issue, but my main focus for discussion would be mostly related to the amazing (or perhaps deadly) combination: AI + 5G
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BLOCKCHAIN and 5G
|I'm not going to pretend that I'm an expert when it comes to either AI, blockchain or 5G. |
I'm very passionate about those technologies and right now all I have to say is simply my own "little speculation".
For several months I've been following different aspects related to the development of blockchain and AI. I've learned already that projects similar to DBC (DeepBrain Chain), Singularity or effect.ie are using blockchain for many different purposes.
In very simple words: merging those two technologies (blockchain and Artificial Intelligence) will allow AI to "outsource" computing processing power to global networks. This way major problems (cost of processing data) will be partly solved. Blockchain right now may still be to slow to be considered a permanent/solid solution, but what matters is that this solution (outsourcing processing power) brings new opportunities for AI and it's just a matter of time to speed things up.
|Another challenge that not many people seem to talk about is the fact that the current "speed of communication" between AI is a thousands times slower than the speed of processing datas itself. |
Just imagine being able to "think" very fast but if you would want to exchange processed information then you're entering a super slow-motion mode conversation.
How annoying would it be? :)
Can 5G be a real improvement in this industry? Possibly. I can only hope to start a discussion with those of you who are tech-savvy and wouldn't mind sharing your knowledge.
SHARE YOUR OPINION
|I cannot stop wondering if 5G is indeed what we need. |
How can it improve our lifestyles and what could be potentially cost and consequences of this technology.
Would the speed of transferring data also be a breakthrough for Artificial Intelligence? I seriously believe we're entering a very interesting and possibly terrifying times and the best we can do is to build our awareness.
Regardless on weather we care about AI or not, or about 5G, those technologies will become part of our live eventually, the way mobile devices did.
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