As of 2014, In the United States, there were over 327 million cellphone numbers in use. That’s nearly 10 million more cellphones than the population of the entire US at that time. Since then, one of the largest telecom companies, Comcast, spent almost 76 million dollars on political lobbying. Aside from paying to shape to the political landscape of their respective countries, some of the largest telecom companies around the world are investing heavily in the development of the world’s next major leap in wireless communication technology. 5th generation wireless networks or, 5g, will soon be rolling out to urban centres around the world. 5g is being touted as the next major milestone in information technology. Allowing for huge amounts of data to be transferred nearly instantaneously. This could lead to major advances in the fields of medicine, production, and remote vehicle operation. But nothing this good can truly be had without a cost. With this kind of powerful information network what are the health risks associated with the millimeter wave technology on which it is based? How could this kind of technology could potentially be used to shape our society into a more dystopian nightmare? Join the Theorists as they pull out their Razer flip phones to discuss...5g technology
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