This article was translated by Google and R.E.
5G – the fifth generation of mobile telephony – which is now in the process of being rolled out, is a major technology-driven community project. The ICT industry delivers the tools for new growth: cheap technology with great rationalization and welfare benefits by connecting software for tens of billions of things wirelessly. This is part of the EU's Europe 2020 vision.1 Politicians, bureaucrats, technologists, business leaders and consumers have been blinded by the ideas of eco-economic decoupling – that is, growth without environmental costs2 – in the form of "smart" cities, meters, health care, and so on, while not yet taking over the cost side that follows when microwaves are everywhere and at the same time being pushed to deliver more: Costs grow faster the more technology is deployed. Wireless is on top, but on the way to sunsets.
Harmful. The 5G network is scheduled to be introduced in Norway over the next few years as well, and will form the basis for Things. . .
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