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Gov't to aid companies to develop next generation of 5G

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The safety of 5G has yet to be established...

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Why spend tax money to prop up private enterprise? Private enterprise should sink or swim on its own without being propped up with my tax dollars.

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IT firms are among the world's richest. They dont need our welfare payments.

I'm imaging highly indebted Softbank using - in a highly convoluted way - the taxpayer money to pay its fund's 7% guaranteed dividend to its Saudi investors. Softbank is a master at "financial engineering," after all. I wouldn't give it a single yen.

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What is the next generation of 5g? Math is difficult for me...

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Why spend tax money to prop up private enterprise? Private enterprise should sink or swim on its own without being propped up with my tax dollars.

China's megacompanies are propped up thru state taxpayers by proxy

That's what they are up against

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Hmm ... 'interesting'.

Fujitsu said on March 27 it will use local 5G for security surveillance at its facility in Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. The system will analyze videos transmitted by multiple cameras installed on the premises using artificial intelligence to detect any suspicious movements.

From my observation, the greatest threat to corporate security is not espionage by Hollywood spies skulking around fenced enclosures, but rather cronyism between the elite of the corporate nation-state and internal corruption.

NEC and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp announced last week they have agreed on a capital and business tie-up for co-development of 5G wireless network technology, aiming to grab the largest share of the global mobile phone infrastructure market by 2030.

Yes, that is what the corporate nation-state's allocation of our tax money is all about ... competing for dominance in a zero-sum game of acquiring market share ... not serving the public in good faith.

As of today, according to the JT May 29 article, Sumitomo, NEC and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will have a 5G network up and running in West Shinjuku as a test of plans for the whole country. According to the article, the network will include public surveillance cameras, and I am presuming those cameras will be a platform for the Facial Recognition / A.I. for information regarding to public 'traffic flow' (JT, June 22) ... and according to JT, May 20, Sony and Microsoft will both be collaborating on video analytics.

And just as interesting, although baseball scores from 8 years ago can be found here, along with interviews about Brad Pitt's movie at that time, an article less than 8 months ago about the fact that there are not any studies regarding the dangers of 5G on public health (Dec. 25, 2019) is now shows:

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Both interesting and convenient.

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5G is the future which many countries are racing to invest and get ahead.

South Korea government is investing heavily and is ahead of Japan when it comes to 5G.

They are also ahead when it comes to spending money on Research and Development. 3x As much.

Many governments provide help, bailout, assistance to their companies to succeed, being bias, double standard towards Japan only shows you don't support or love this country. You want Japan to Fail.

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I am presuming those cameras will be a platform for the Facial Recognition

Steve, I wouldn't get too concerned about facial recognition.

Get yourself half a dozen different face masks and a variety of hats and away you go.

The reason that the Hong Kong govern,ment banned face masks after the prtests last year was that AI and facial reco was useless.

Now every one in HK is wearing a mask.

gary

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Hi Gary,

Good point. I concede the truth of your observation. Reminds me of a YouTube video showing how young Russians paint stripes on their faces to avoid Facial Recognition software.

Still, I can't help but to worry that China's Social Credit System is the template for what many regimes in so-called 'Western Democracies' wish they could emulate — and 5G is at the center of this centralized control.

What is legal is also a constantly moving target. I have no doubt that like everything from the wheel to combustion engines to nuclear power to lasers, the fruits of STEM fields, including 5G, will eventually be appropriated and weaponized by those who are not wise enough to see the consequences.

What is authoritative in science will be engulfed by what is authoritarian in human nature. Karl Popper wrote a bit about this from his experience with the technocracy emerging from that other 'n' word. Slavery and the holocaust were both once legal. Once the waves of this virus have passed over us, I can't help but to think the authoritarians among us will change the law to benefit themselves.

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The corporate elite who have surreptitiously hacked into a 5G network in order to recognize my face.still wonder why they should be interested. I’m hoping they will make suggestions.

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I think investing in technology is good for modern economies to sustain growth, but investing particularly in 5G, given that

6G TECH would already be poised to replace it, while debates are still raging on in technology driven countries is not only UN-ECONOMICAL but plain STUPIDITY!

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