In a short time, the fifth generation ( 5G technology) of switchboards will gradually replace the 4G we use daily in India. However, many ethical issues pose problems and doubts. Such as the protection of private data, cybersecurity but also health.
Indeed, the generalization of 5G is not to everyone’s taste; some see it as a health disaster when others think of innovation.
This new technology is already available and used in many countries: United States, South Korea, Australia, Spain. Or Thailand, Dubai, the Netherlands, Taiwan, or Ireland.
In India, it is still being tested before its launch in the coming weeks.
5G marks a new stage in technological progress. Beyond the economic issues, other explanations allow us to understand why governments and companies wish to deploy networks and develop 5G solutions at this point.
What are the different uses of 5G?
Much more efficient than 3G and 4G, 5G technology opens up the field of even more infinite possibilities in various areas of operation thanks to the speed of the increased rates and navigation of the order of 100 times faster than the current 4G.
Telemedicine, for example, is one of the most promising and promising areas of 5G. Thanks to the equipment’s autonomy or the quality and precision of the images transmitted during remote surgical operations. Improving health, therefore, today requires a hyper connection.
5G Technology is also a new horizon for what is called the “Internet of Things,”, i.e. the evolution of intelligent objects, in areas such as mobility with autonomous cars or home automation. . 4G’s 0.27-second lag will drop to 0.01 second with 5G, making all of these things more secure and efficient.
Disadvantages of 5G
This new technology could also have repercussions on health due to electromagnetic waves and impact the environment due to the number of antennas that will have to be deployed throughout the country.
According to the most virulent detractors of the technology, these electromagnetic waves would have harmful effects on health and could cause neurological disorders, cellular stress, and risk of cancer. Faced with this, many people are skeptical or even have the reluctance to deploy and adopt it – without getting into the ridiculous game of conspiracy theories that we will not even take the time to quote here -.
In conclusion, 5G worries as much as it fascinates; it is an essential revolution for the global economy, a major “soft-power” issue for states, and a new step in our way of interacting daily. Nevertheless, it brings its share of doubts, questions. This is the first time that a technological innovation has triggered so many passions, perhaps a sign that technological progress is no longer the only development objective today. Other issues should be taken into account and data such as public health, ecology, and the well-being of individuals.
And you, do you have an opinion on 5G?