1) 5G will enable more efficient gathering of data, both personal and otherwise. Apparently, huge data centres are being built to hold it. Already large data centres exist to hold data that current technology gathers and, according to what one member sent, the cooling systems cause major noise nuisance for those in the surrounding areas. Just one more problem that will be exacerbated with 5G.
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Why Everything Is Getting Louder
“The Tech Industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt.”
Your “cloud” data is making noise on the ground
“As the amount of data coursing through the internet grows, so does the infrastructure needed to keep all that data flowing.
Huge data centers packed with computer servers are popping up around the country, often on what was once farmland. That land is also attractive to housing developers looking to sell the suburban dream, but data centers don’t always make good neighbors.”
The member reports that the data centre in Nanaimo is across the road from Shaw Cable on Boban St.
According to www.datacentermap.com , the data centre for the Victoria area is in Commerce Circle and is Cube Global Storage.
There is no information about who their customers are but the data can be held long-term.
“Digital archiving keeps electronic information organized, secure and accessible for decades and even centuries.”
If anyone lives or travels in the area, it would be interesting to know if there is noticeable noise coming from the building.
2) The 10th ‘letter to Greta’. This one is devoted to the energy consumed by wireless devices and networks, especially streaming videos. There are ways to enjoy videos in a better, more environmentally-friendly way.
5G: a genie at our fingertips?
“Compared to all data shared or accessed using a mobile connection (for video, music, photos, websites, documents, posts, tweets, emails, texts, Apps, etc.), video consumes the most data (63% and growing6) and the most energy. Video emits the most greenhouse gases and has the greatest impact on climate change. Then, although 5G is more energy-efficient than 4G, it will cause a dramatic increase in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions since it requires additional infrastructure and will increase data traffic. In 5G’s era, video is expected to have a far greater footprint than it already has. (When I talk about video, I mean streaming, video-calling and messaging.)”
3) Some recommendations for films and videos by Environmental Health Trust. Many of these have been shown at public presentations re EMR and would make good viewing for people new to the topic.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRUST FILM PICKS ON CELL PHONE RADIATION, WIRELESS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS
“Over the decades many films have been made on the health effects of cell phones, cell towers and wireless. The investigative film Generation Zapped, for example, has been screened across the United States in schools and libraries and it is a great introductory film for your community, along with the Burt Wolf Series. We hope you will plan a film series at your local library or community center as a way to raise awareness.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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