This Is Why 5G Is Dangerous!!
Living in a world surrounded by technology is amazing you can order food without getting up from the couch. Clean your apartment without even taking a mop, could it taxi without a driver and control your devices with your voice. A dream come true and those are only the systems that we use every day. Imagine the medical technologies being
developed right now. Yet this incredible progress has a dark side. Some technologies are not only useful, but can also cause serious harm.
However let’s start from the beginning. Let’s get it on.
5G kills birds:
Sounds scary right! 5g is the fifth generation of wireless technology for digital cellular networks. It is mostly still under development but different countries are already testing 5g systems including the Netherlands. That’s where this weird history happened on November the 5th, 2018. Erin Elizabeth posted a disturbing story from the Netherlands with the headline “Hundreds of Birds Dead During 5G Experiments in The Hague, The Netherlands”.
The story sounds really creepy, almost 300 starlings fell dead one after another in the middle of a park. If you look around the park, you’ll see a 5G antenna installed across the street on the roof of one of the houses. It had to undergo a safety testing at that time. Add up, these two facts and you might draw a conclusion – “5G is deadly for birds”.
So, it must be a threat to humans as well but what exactly happened in the park. A series of strange bird deaths did take place indeed. According to an official statement from the municipal government, the birds started dying on October the 19th, 2018. Between that day and November the 3rd, activists found the dead bodies of 337 starlings and two wood pigeons. Experts believe that the birds could have been poisoned but what about the 5G trials.
They says to the new system took place near the park but notice the date. It happened on June 28th, 2018 and no birds died at that time. Also there’s now evidence of any other 5G tests in The Hague or other 5G antennas in the area near the park. However, so far 5G technology has not been studied well enough to draw definitive conclusions. Most likely the birds deaths were related to something else. But to what’s exactly the question still remains unanswered.
Deep Fakes are a well-known technology that use artificial intelligence and deep learnings, who replace faces in videos. While it’s fascinating and very cool in terms of developments. If you think about it, it’s pretty creepy.
Imagine being able to swap one person’s face for another person’s face in a high-resolution video. They were already ready-made video editors and they’re no more complicated than traditional video software. Such technology can be used for really evil purposes too.
In a society where a video can prove a crime, it’s easy to ruin anyone’s life using deep fakes on a global scale. It can lead to political instability and chaos. As people will lose faith in the media and who can be trusted if any serious proof can be faked even by a school kit with a laptop.
Nowadays more and more cars have an autopilot mode. Also known as driver assistance system which can easily cope with some typical situations on the road without human involvement. Will they be able to drive safer and tidier than humans on average? Probably “Yes”. Especially at the time as car manufacturers learned from their past mistakes and huge amounts of real driving data.
But not everything is as great as it might seem at first glance. Anything can happen on the road, including a situation that has never happened even to a well-trained car driver. For example, what if the car has to choose between – keeping its passenger or a pedestrian alive during an accident. Such ethical dilemmas cannot be solved by humans.
Not to mention a machine and don’t forget possible hacker attacks. In order to get access to all the functions of the vehicle, the criminals just need to hack the central computer. Once it’s done, they can increase the speed, change the destination or even download the owners data. All this can have catastrophic consequences.
Parents know that you can’t watch your baby 24/7, even if you wanted to. Fortunately people have already come up with an excellent invention: “Baby Monitors”. At first, it was just a radio device that allowed you to listen to your baby. But it’s technology evolved over time. Today baby monitors not only support video communication but also Wi-Fi. This makes it possible to watch your child from anywhere.
It is very convenient when your baby stays with your relatives or is sleeping while you’re not at home. But like many smart devices modern baby monitors can be hacked. Moreover, it has already happened in 2018.
Ellen and Nathan Rigney woke up in the middle of the night to a strange signal from their baby monitor. After that a strange man’s voice said that he was going to kidnap their four month old son and told them not to turn on the lights. Scared to death Nathan rushed upstairs to the crib, where the child was sound asleep. There was no one in his room.
And this isn’t the only case:
A couple from South Carolina said that their baby monitors camera began to move by itself. In 2015, another couple told CBS Minnesota that they’d found pictures of their child on a website with images taken by hacked cameras.
But the perpetrators can choose another strategy. If your child is old enough to move around on their own. The perpetrator can use baby monitors to make them open a door window or just go to a certain place. And we don’t want to think about what might happen next.
Some time ago, voice recognition was something from sci-fi movies and books. But today this technology is already a part of our life and is used everywhere. Even smartphones can recognize their owners voice and distinguish them from other people. Well, at least at trying.
Also some banks and other organizations use similar methods of identification. They use voice prints to improve customer service. Since voice is a unique way to identify customers. They could avoid answering questions and don’t have to remember any passwords. It’s really simple. You just say a certain phrase and you can do whatever you need to do with your money. Perfect!
But this leads to a different problem. Criminals can copy your voice. We’re not even kidding. These technologies already exist today, Right now. Criminals just need a small fragment of your speech and a special software that literally clones your speech. But the worst part is that the person usually doesn’t know that their voice was stolen.
Much in the situation, someone pulled your credit card out of your wallet. Would you notice it? Of Course.
Which means that you’ll be able to take action in time but if your voice has been stolen and used. You can’t just trace its use and all the consequences of that theft. Maybe the criminals gain access to your personal bank information or they’ve talked to your family or employers the possibilities are really endless and it’s scary. The ability of artificial intelligence to clone a voice, may very soon become a real problem for everyone.
Stories about sophisticated robots getting out of control and turning against mankind have been around for modernist century. Remember, terminator and as many sequels for example. However, despite the fact that many people are outright, scared of robots, engineers keep developing them. They create not just funny toy robots or mechanical hands that simplify production processes today.
There are already device that could take up arms to start a war against humanity. Take the Boston Dynamics robots for example: Once they were bulky, unstable structures but today they can do things that most people can’t. Like performing acrobatic tricks or standing still even after heavy kicks. By the way, are you aware that Boston Dynamics robots have learned not only to overcome obstacles; such as stairs or barriers but also to open doors. Yes! now you can’t hide from them, just by running away to another room.
There is still a long way to go before the machines revolt and maybe robots don’t want to take revenge on people for all those kicks and pushes. At the development stage and sometimes these smart androids that make human life easier are very friendly. But a robot is just code and it can always be reprogrammed.
Just imagine the manufacturer convinces you that the electronic assistant collects information about you to work better. Meanwhile, the robot has already passed the collected data to a third party. In the best case scenario the information will only be used to show you more relevant ads online but there are other possible outcomes. Robots that spy on their owners, hackers blackmailing you and the end to privacy.
Mind Reading Devices:
At some points, devices capable of penetrating into the human consciousness could only be found in the works of fiction writers and movie directors. Once people found out, how complicated the brain was, they realized that it was almost impossible to read minds. And yes there’s some technology under development.
Back in 2017, scientists created a device that reads people’s thoughts through their brainwaves. According to researchers, this could lead to the creation of an easily operated machine that would be connected to smartphones. We don’t even have to wait long. Such a device could be built in the following years but why?
Why would anyone want their thoughts to be read? aren’t they well personal. Well the device can help people with disabilities. For example, those who’ve lost the ability to speak because of a stroke. One small implant would give a person’s so many opportunities. It can also be used as a telepathic typewriter, which automatically records what we think. No more having to open your notes or looking for paper to write down “an idea”.
The device would do everything for you. It will transmit people’s thoughts through an electronic speaker or a typing device. The exact technology has not yet been determined but scientists are working on it. But will this device really only be useful for peaceful purposes? Of course there is nothing to be afraid of at the early stages.
While the mechanisms aren’t working properly and only used to rehabilitate patients will be safe. Until the technology is sufficiently compact and easy to handle to be used against the will of people. Naturally, this will be of interest to the military. You may start conducting really dangerous experiments.
Who knows and what if a mind-reading device ends up in the wrong hands. We don’t like thinking about it to be honest.