The Problem With 5G Nobody Is Talking About
You've been hearing about it for months (maybe years) now.
It's always the same exact promises, always some variation of "5G is going to change the way you live, work, play, and everything in between."
Everything is going to be connected, from your car, to your coffee maker, to the tag on your dog's collar, to the pacemaker in your dad's chest. Everything will be online, everything will be collecting and transmitting information.
Traffic will move faster. Machines and parts of our infrastructure, like roads, bridges, and power stations, will be repaired before they even have a chance to break down.
The ambulance will arrive before your dad goes into cardiac arrest.
Society will evolve from a massive, outdated collection of buildings and roads into a smart, interconnected living organism.
The future will be a bright, gleaming, high-tech version of itself.
It all sounds great.
Dreams Versus Reality
Only, there's a problem.
The picture I just painted is a myth. It's a pipe dream. It simply will not, cannot happen with the technology we have available on a mass scale today.
Sure, your smartphone will be able to function on the new 5G network, and so will your car and a handful of other devices, but those things are already online 24/7. All of the changes that you're being promised are simply not feasible with the tech that's in wide distribution today.
Let me explain.
Memory, like the kind that every internet-capable device depends on, requires power to maintain.
It requires a steady and constant flow of energy to run, which leads to two problems if billions of never-before-connected devices are to go online in the next couple years.
First of all, there need to be power sources running all of these devices, power sources that will require a constant flow of charge. This already makes the idea of billions of tiny, internet-capable sensors embedded in roads, buildings, and telephone poles a much, much more complicated problem than the powers that be let on.
10 Billion New Smartphones... Ready to Fail at Any Moment
Power sources require constant maintenance. Anything that's running 24/7 requires power from a centralized source or needs batteries that have to be recharged constantly. Even if the latter was possible, those batteries would need to be replaced on a regular basis.
The second problem is heat. Anything that consumes energy also releases heat in the process. It's unavoidable. Billions of new devices would need a way to disperse that heat. Even if that could be done efficiently, which is a massive engineering problem in and of itself, the risk of fire for each of those billions of devices would become a real issue.
So you see the problem. Imagine how much manpower it would take to keep your iPhone charged and functioning every hour of every day for years on end... and multiply that by, say, 5 or 10 billion. That's about the size of it.
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Does that sound realistic to you? Because that's exactly the story they're feeding you with their 5G "internet of things" revolution.
What needs to happen before this big, bright vision of a better future can become a reality is a way to maintain memory without today's massive power requirements.
Memory Without Power?
The memory needs to be stable. It needs to be able to keep running and collecting data for years on end without maintenance. Its failure rate needs to be practically zero or else the whole thing will either fall apart in short order, or never get off the ground to begin with.
All of this needs to be perfected, and every 5G device will need to be fitted with this magical new technology. Then, and only then, can we start letting our imaginations run wild with images of a smarter, more streamlined, universally connected new world.
Well, it just so happens that this technology is no longer just the stuff of dreams.
This technology, which was unthinkable on a mass scale just a few years ago, is now a reality.
It's being called "Forever Memory" because, in essence, that's exactly what it is — a stable, power-independent method for storing information.
It is the last puzzle piece for the dream of a 5G world, and the patent belongs to a single company based in Arizona.
The company is public. Its stock is trading. Its market capitalization is less than one-tenth of a percent of where it will be once the technology gets implemented on a mass scale.
Just last week I published, for the first time ever, a detailed report on the company, the technology, and the opportunity.
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