2017 PC Mag Article “We Need to Prepare for the 5G Job Apocalypse” Couldn’t Predict Additional Job Loss from COVID Lockdowns – Activist Post

2017-pc-mag-article-“we-need-to-prepare-for-the-5g-job-apocalypse”-couldn’t-predict-additional-job-loss-from-covid-lockdowns-–-activist-post

03-09-20 09:01:00,

By B.N. Frank

Cities worldwide AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums due to biological (see 1, 2), environmental (see 1, 2), and safety risks.

Security experts have warned for many years about how easy it is to hack which could lead to catastrophic events (see 1, 2). Opposition has also stemmed from 5G being used for constant surveillance which is how it’s been used in China.

Another issue that’s been discussed – how it will eliminate millions of jobs in a multitude of industries (see 1, 2, 3). Of course, now that global lockdowns have been imposed, we should expect to hear even more from technocrats about a “robot tax” and universal basic income, as foreshadowed in this article from PC Mag:

We Need to Prepare for the 5G Jobs Apocalypse

5G will create millions of jobs but destroy millions more. We need a plan.

By Sascha Segan

February 21, 2017

My taxi driver in San Diego had a plan. He was moving to Laredo to get back into long-distance trucking. He’d work hard for 10 years, save a couple of hundred grand, and retire to Mexico. I did the math: that put him around 2028. He might just make it before all the trucking jobs go away.

At Qualcomm last week, Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, extolled the virtues of the upcoming “5G economy,” painting a picture of autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and ubiquitous augmented and virtual reality.

“It’s going to be as significant as the change caused by electricity and automobiles. There’s a number of industries that can change: manufacturing first, information and communications second, and wholesale and retail is number three,” he said.

Retail, for example, will be transformed by augmented and virtual reality, removing the need to try things on—or try them out—in person.

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