Fifth Generation of Wireless Communications,

What are the Goals, Frequencies used, and the Health Effects?

The Smart Grid is a dream of tech savvy people – and Industry.  In reality people have survived for thousands of years without wireless, let alone electricity.  Do we really need all this data monitored and faster downloads?   Industry wants us to have faster access to all sorts of media, plus monitor our daily usage of power, be reminded by our refrigerator and washer machine.  Many people find it hard to do everything in one day as it is, adding more and more things to do, keep track of and watch will really help us save time?  The question is why the rush to get to this dream network,  won’t it only create a need for something even faster after that?

The bigger question is why is it all wireless?  Industry could have made a majority of the Internet of Things (IoT) all wired and safe, but they seem to see a brighter future in wireless. Is it because companies that create wireless devices, networks, software, and appliances – all of them are seeing a future only with wireless?

With the health effects of wireless, especially those 5G may cause in the near future, Industry may be faced with a BIG delma.  After investing billions into a wireless world, they just may have to take some steps backwards.   Avoiding the known health effects and proceeding with 5G may come back to haunt not only industry, but Governments around the world for accepting the concept without any proof to support that 5G is safe.

British Columbia is GROUND ZERO for the SMART GRID.  Downtown Vancouver is the “Living Lab”.   If 5G is as dangerous as it sounds,  People in Vancouver will be the first to experience health issues.   Its possible Doctors are already seeing people about skin problems and other side effects from it, but few doctors are aware that this is even underway in British Columbia.

Telus is not the only one,  Bell is also working on 5G tests,  Shaw and Rogers are likely very busy too.

Years from now, to some people, life in the future will be more technology friendly, as Telus always says, thanks to the new 5G networks, however will it be safe for the health of Canadians?  If its not, someone will have to answer why wired was not used instead.  Their answers will be cost and speed.  Health is always the subject companies and governments want to ignore when it comes to wireless.

As Canadians, we want to know the truth about 5G now, before it continues to other streets, other cities, other provinces and other countries.  Health Canada, Industry Canada and wireless industry have a lot of explaining to do.  They may want to simply scrap wireless in areas where there are no reasons for it not to be wired, that would be a start, but it will never solve the health risks of the remaining part of the grid.

People across the United States are expressing their concerns about 5G network on telephone poles, placed in front of homes in various states.  Canadians are encouraged to read what is already happening here in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.   Its being installed right now, not later on. Canadians are encouraged to contact Industry Canada, Health Canada and their local representatives about this subject.


Local BC Televison show talks about Telus 5G 


The potential risks to human health from 5G: Reykjavik, Iceland: International Conference

Published on Mar 14, 2017
Clip from a lecture at the International Conference hosted by the Association of Parents of Preschool Children in Reykjavik February 2017



Bell and Nokia complete first Canadian trial of 5G mobile technology

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 29, 2016  

Bell today announced that it has successfully demonstrated Fifth Generation (5G) mobile technology in collaboration with Nokia. Conducted at Bell’s Wireless Innovation Centre in Mississauga, the trial leveraged spectrum in the 73 GHz range to achieve sustained data speeds more than 6 times faster than top 4G mobile speeds now available in Canada.

“Bell’s strategic focus on driving broadband network and service innovation has been key to our transformation into Canada’s wireless leader. The success of the first 5G trial means we are well positioned to lead the way to the next generation of mobile technology,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President. “Bell is working closely with Nokia and our other partners in North America and worldwide to create the network, device and application ecosystem required to ensure Canadians will be able take full advantage of the 5G opportunity.”

Expected to be widely available within the next 5 to 7 years, 5G will provide significantly faster data speeds than current 4G networks and more capacity to meet the demands of mobile customers for broadcast video and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including connected vehicles and city-wide IoT solutions. Bell is a member of the Next Generation Mobile Networks consortium (, the global body defining requirements for the international 5G ecosystem.

“We are excited to demonstrate a pre-commercial 5G system with Bell, which represents the first in Canada,” said Alex Giosa, Country Senior Officer, Canada, at Nokia. “We have had a long and productive history with Bell, and look forward to our continued joint work and testing to discover what 5G technology can offer Bell’s Canadian subscribers.”

“Canada’s ability to compete in a digital world will be defined by our culture of innovation,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “This successful trial of next-generation 5G here in Canada is one example of how our country can become a global centre of innovation by being early adopters of emerging technologies.”


Rogers, Bell and Telus are ramping up testing 5G network technology

Rose Behar  May 24, 2016 11:35am

Canada’s largest wireless carriers are entering trial phases in preparation for the next generation of mobile networks, 5G.

In a recent article by The Toronto Star, Bell reported that its testing would begin shortly.

“Bell [has] built a reputation for broadband network leadership and we plan to be out front on 5G too,” Bell spokesperson Mark Langton told The Toronto Star.“We’ll begin 5G trials shortly and are involved in writing the 5G specs as a member of the Next Generation Mobile Networks consortium.”

The Next Generation Mobile Networks consortium (NGMN) is an international group of CTOs from over 20 large telecom operators. Its stated focus is delivering global and commercially-available 5G by 2020, while also accelerating the development of the LTE-Advanced ecosystem.

5G standard data rates are expected to measure in at 10gbps over the air, giving users a boost of up to 40 times today’s 4G/LTE network standards. In real world application, this means 5G users could download a 4K video in ten seconds, or stream two 4K connections simultaneously.

Telus is also hard at work attempting to bring 5G into reality. In November 2015, Telus announced it was working with Huawei, which is not only a widely known Chinese OEM but also the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, to create a “5G Living Lab,” in downtown Vancouver. The lab was established to provide fibre-wireless internet speeds in downtown Vancouver.

“The opportunity to partner with Telus to deploy innovative new technologies is critical to our global 5G research and development process and positions Telus on the leading edge of next-generation telecommunications technology deployment,” said CEO Ken Hu in a statement at the time.

That was not the first time Huawei invested in Canada’s 5G technology, having been involved in development programs for the past several years, and it preceded an even larger announcement.

Huawei’s Canadian contribution

In March 2016, Huawei also announced it was investing $303 million over the next five years in Ontario’s 5G acceleration program, in which the provincial government also planned to invest $16 million.

“Ontario has a vibrant innovation ecosystem that we’ve been proud to be a part of for the past six years, so we’re incredibly excited about expanding our research and development facilities in the province. Our Canadian research team is helping to drive pioneering projects around the world, and this accelerated investment in the Province of Ontario reflects our confidence in Ontario, and the talent of Ontario’s skilled ICT workforce,” said Hu.

Rogers Communications, while quiet about its trials, also states that it is taking part in standards setting through the various industry bodies involved.



Huawei and TELUS to create 5G “Living Lab” in Downtown Vancouver

BC Premier Christy Clark visits Huawei headquarters in China to witness deal to help bring the world’s most advanced telecommunications technology to Vancouver

Oct 4, 2016

SHENZHEN, CHINA – Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecommunications and ICT suppliers, today announced a memorandum of understanding with TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing national telecommunications company, to establish a “5G Living Lab”. This innovative new project will test approaches to deliver a next-generation converged fibre-wireless network in downtown Vancouver. The announcement was made on the occasion of the visit of the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen.


To support this ”Living Lab”, Huawei will be making a significant investment to design, test and deploy ground-breaking new technologies, leading towards the development of next-generation 5G based telecommunications networks.

This agreement follows TELUS’ recently announced $1-billion investment to expand its fibre optic network in Vancouver, which will ultimately provide the backbone to support highly efficient and lightning-fast wireless speeds as the development road maps for wireless and wireline networks converge around 5G concepts. Together, Huawei and TELUS are helping the City of Vancouver deliver upon its goal of becoming the worlds’ greenest city[1] by 2020 through providing network capacity and speed that will enable “smart city” and other sustainability-focused technology initiatives.


“TELUS is recognized globally as one of the world’s most advanced telecommunications operators” said Ken Hu, Co-CEO, Huawei. “The opportunity to partner with TELUS to deploy innovative new technologies is critical to our global 5G research and development process and positions TELUS on the leading edge of next-generation telecommunications technology deployment.”


“This project will bring some of the most cutting-edge telecommunications technology available today to Vancouver, building upon our recently announced billion dollar investment to introduce fibre optic technology and further reinforcing our commitment to the city,” said Eros Spadotto, Executive Vice President of Technology Strategy for TELUS. “Working with Huawei, our efforts will lay the groundwork for delivering a converged fibre-wireless network with the potential to deliver dramatically faster wireless speeds, thereby improving citizens’ lives and generating significant new social, educational and economic opportunities. In addition, it will help all levels of government to build a greener, more inclusive and globally competitive Vancouver.”


“There is a natural partnership between British Columbia and Shenzhen,” said Premier Clark. “We both host thriving tech and communications sectors, and are fortunate to work with companies like Huawei and Telus on investments to expand and upgrade ICT infrastructure with the latest technology.”

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei’s 177,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing advanced communications technologies to operators, enterprises and consumers around the world. Huawei’s innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is fully owned by its employees, and was recently named again by Interbrand as one of the world’s top 100 brands – the first Chinese company to receive this recognition.

Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008.  Huawei’s innovative wireless products and services support many of Canada’s leading telecommunications companies, and Huawei’s Canada Research Centre in Kanata, Ontario is a global leader in advanced communications technologies.  We are proud to be a key part of Canada’s ICT Ecosystem.




Ontario, Huawei Canada partner in $300M 5G project

5G Ontario is expected to create 250 new R&D jobs in the province. 

MARCH 9, 2016  – Canadian Government Executive News

The Ontario government and telecom gear maker Huawei Canada yesterday announced plans to pour some $316 million dollars into a research and development project focused on 5th generation wireless technology and positioning the province as a global tech hub.

The project, called 5G Ontario, will see Huawei Canada invest a total of $300 million, over a five-year period, in advanced communication research that will create 250 R&D jobs in the provinces as the company establishes new research laboratories in its facilities in Ottawa, Markham and Waterloo. The Ontario government will invest up to $16 million through the province’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund to support 5G Ontario.“This builds on my first trade mission to China in 2014, where it Huawei announced it will invest $210 million to expand R&D in Ontario and create 250 top quality, high-skill jobs,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday during her visit to Huawei’s Canadian headquarters in Markham, Ont. Our top priorities are economic growth and creating good jobs.”Wynne’s trade missions to China in November 2015 and to India earlier this year, are expected to create approximately 1,850 jobs in Ontario through more than 100 agreements and memoranda of understandings. The total value of the agreements is estimated at $2.8 billion. the premier led two trade missions to China. Her 2014 trip resulted in nearly $1 billion new investment in the province while here 2015 trip resulted in agreements worth approximately $2.5 billion.“Huawei is expanding its R&D operations in Ontario because it has a vibrant innovation ecosystem and an excellent pool of technology talent,” said Sean Yang, president of Huawei Canada. “Good things grow in Ontario.5G denotes the next phase of mobile telecommunications standards, according to Yang. “It is capable of speeds up to 100 times faster than the current 4G technology.”5G Ontario will focus on research initiatives around faster Internet speeds, as well as related technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile security, according to Scott Bradley, vice-president of corporate affairs for Huawei Canada.“Our initiative has three parts,” he said. “One is concerned with making the transmission of data from point A to point B faster. The other concerns what you with the data. And that concerns computing capacity and storage capacity. And the third is about application–how to get information out of sensors and how to manage it and maintain integrity.”Bradley said 5G products will likely begin being rolled out by 2020.


Bell and Nokia announce a “successful Canadian trial” of 5G mobile technology

Ryan Patrick – July 29, 2016

Canadian mobile users should expect a speed increase with today’s news that Bell Canada has been working with Nokia Corp. to successfully demo 5G network technology. Just don’t expect it anytime soon, according to the communications company.

Conducted at Bell’s Wireless Innovation Centre in Mississauga, Ont., the “ pre-commercial 5G system” trial used spectrum in the 73 GHz range to attain sustained broadband data speeds more than six times faster than current 4G mobile speeds available in Canada, Bell claimed.

Canada’s big three of telecommunications organizations — Bell, Rogers Communications, and Telus Corp. — have all been working to test and build out their respective 5G wireless network architecture. The question remains, however, is which carrier will be able to define a technology standard and deliver first.

The promise of ultra-fast 5G networks — including reduced latency and connectivity issues — are all about improving digital content delivery. For the enterprise, this involves, for example, minimizing buffer delays during video conferencing, improved data streaming capabilities, and more seamless wireless and cellular network transitions. The technology is expected to deliver the “tipping point” as far as enabling the network to successfully handle the capacity and demand requirements for emerging tech such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart vehicles, and connected enterprise devices.

Don’t expect these speeds anytime soon, however. Widespread availability of Bell’s 5G network isn’t expected for another five to seven years.

But the successful trial is evidence of Canada’s ability to “compete in a digital world,” according to the Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and economic development.

“This successful trial of next-generation 5G here in Canada is one example of how our country can become a global centre of innovation by being early adopters of emerging technologies,” Bains said in a statement.


Bell Canada and Nokia trial 5G using 73 GHz band

Canadian telecom operator Bell said the 5G technology trial with Nokia produced speeds six-times faster than current 4G technology

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Canadian telecom operator Bell has jumped into the “5G” technology trial morass, announcing a successful demonstration with partner Nokia.

The demonstration, which was conducted at the carrier’s Wireless Innovation Center in Mississauga, Ontario, tapped into spectrum across the 73 GHz band in providing “sustained data speeds more than six-times faster than top 4G mobile speeds now available in Canada.” Bell Canada currently touts that its LTE-Advanced network produces downlink speeds of between 12 megabits per second and 100 Mbps.

Bell said it expects 5G technology to be “widely available” within the next five to seven years, with the technology providing faster network speeds and increased capacity to support broadcast video and the “internet of things.”

Bell, which has a nationwide network sharing arrangement with Telus, expanded its mobile focus earlier this year announcing plans to acquire Canadian regional carrier Manitoba Telecom Services for 3.9 billion Canadian dollars ($3 billion). As part of the deal, Bell said it would sell one-third of MTS’ postpaid customer base and assign one-third of MTS dealers to Telus for an undisclosed sum.

A number of U.S.-based carriers also have begun trialing 5G technology, including Verizon WirelessAT&T MobilityT-Mobile US and Sprint. Similar to Bell, Sprint has worked with network partners on using the 73 GHz band in support of the trials.

Canadian telecom regulator Industry Canada has so far not made any moves in terms of specifying certain spectrum resources in support of 5G services. The Federal Communications Commission last month moved forward on its Spectrum Frontiers initiatives in a move to specify spectrum for 5G, including 3.85 gigahertz for licensed use in the 64-71 GHz bands and 7 gigahertz for unlicensed – or “flexible” – use across the 28 GHz, 37 GHz and 39 GHz bands.




Here comes 5G — but first, a reality check

With last week’s 5G-related announcements, the U.S. is again poised to be a leader in the development and deployment of next-generation wireless technology.


“FCC announced its “Spectrum Frontiers” plan to make 3.85 GHz of licensed and 7 GHz of unlicensed spectrum available for 5G in the 28, 37 and 39 GHz millimeter wave bands. There’s a provision for even more spectrum to be released down the line.”


FCC vision of 5G – without regulation, without concerns

Tom Wheeler, head of the FCC in the US (comparable to Ind. Canada), who has had a long history of working for and with the telecom industry, gave one of the scariest speeches ever, basically saying that technology was to be allowed  to develop and be used without regulation, without concerns for any ramifications. Technology at all costs, even the health of future generations.  This approach and the use of 5G will apply to non-licensed frequencies as well as licensed, which means things like wifi and $$meters and other devices we haven’t heard of could use these untested, unsupervised signals.




Dangers of 5G: From the Horse’s Mouth

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 in Regina Meredith Blog

Josh del Sol is a tireless warrior informing the public about the health impacts of RF, EMF and other ubiquitous frequencies. His documentary Take Back Your Power is foundational to understanding the problem. Today, I received an email from him regarding a spontaneous conversation another activist had with an AT&T line-man working on a cell tower. I have copied the conversation below. Meanwhile to have a deeper understanding of this truly menacing issue, you can go to to see my interview with him.


USA Politics : Plans for 5G

Deploy 5G Wireless and Next Generation Wireless Systems

Invest in world-class digital infrastructure by:

– Committing that 100 percent of households in America will have access to high- speed, affordable broadband by 2020
– Deploying 5G wireless and other next-generation systems that can deliver faster wireless connections and enable the Internet of Things
– Connecting public spaces like airports, mass transit systems, recreation centers, and career centers to high-speed internet so they can offer free wifi to the public
– Launching a model digital communities program that encourages communities to foster greater access to high-speed internet for their residents at affordable prices
America’s world-leading rollout of 4G wireless networks in the first half of this decade has been a success story for policy-makers, industry, and American consumers. The Obama Administration played a key role by repurposing spectrum and auctioning licenses, as well as by making new spectrum available for unlicensed technologies. Hillary will accelerate this progress and help foster the evolution to 5G, small cell solutions, and other next-generation systems that can deliver faster wireless connections. Widely deployed 5G networks, and new unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies, are essential platforms that will support the Internet of Things, smart factories, driverless cars, and much more—developments with enormous potential to create jobs and improve people’s lives. Hillary will:
  • Reallocate and Repurpose Spectrum for Next Generation Uses: Hillary will enhance the efficient use of spectrum by accelerating the process of identifying underutilized bands, including ones now used by the federal government, that can become more valuable under revised regulatory regimes. She will focus on the full range of spectrum use policies—including new allocations for licensed mobile broadband, as well as unlicensed and shared spectrum approaches. She believes that creative uses of shared/non-exclusive uses of spectrum could unleash a new wave of innovation in wireless broadband technologies and the Internet of Things, much as WiFi did in the first generation of digital services.
  • Foster a Civic Internet of Things through Public Investments: Hillary will dedicate federal research funding to test-bedding, field trials, and other public-private endeavors to speed the deployment of next generation wireless networks and a civic Internet of Things. Governments around the world are already investing billions of dollars in developing and commercializing 5G technologies, and Hillary wants American companies to lead the world in wireless innovation. Her investments will aim at using advanced wireless and data innovation to drive social priorities in a range of areas, such as public safety, health care, environmental management, traffic congestion, and social welfare services.


Verizon is planning 5G rollout in 2017

Mark Lowenstein, Vice-President of Strategy at Verizon Wireless, quoted studies stating that the current approach for 5G wireless internet will require one 30-foot tower for every twelve homes.

(if your community does not have any power lines or light poles, 5G implementation will require that new light poles be installed)



Road to 5G Outlook 2016


 5G Wireless Doesn’t Even Technically Exist Yet, But Everyone’s Pretty Sure It’s Going To Fix Everything

from the this-network-runs-on-nonsense dept


 FCC Approves 5G

” The mainvalue of 5G by far will be in consumption rather than production. “

” Verizon and AT&T tell us they will begin deploying 5G trials in 2017. These efforts will, of course, help inform the standards process by putting stakes in the ground. And the first commercial deployments at scale are expected in 2020.”

5G will use much higher-frequency bands than previously thought viable for mobile broadband and other applications. ..To make this work, 5G buildout is going to be very infrastructure intensive, requiring a massive deployment of small cells. But it also opens up unprecedented opportunities for frequency reuse and denser, more localized, networks.”

” looking at blocks of at least 200 MHz in width. This will allow networks to carry much more traffic per user – gigabits of throughput instead of megabits. This is an order of magnitude growth in the channel capacity available to a provider, supporting, for example, simultaneously high-speed connections to mobile end users as well as “backhaul on demand” via immediate, dynamic provisioning of fixed wireless transport to the nearest fiber interconnection point, allowing faster and more flexible deployment of small cells.”

“we must reject any notion that the 5G future will be the sole province of urban areas. The 5G revolution will touch all corners of this country.”

“In addition, all these small cell sites will need to be connected, so we’ll need a lot more backhaul. That’s a challenge we’re going to address through our proceeding on Business Data Services, the kind of dedicated access that wireless providers need to connect cell towers and antennae to their networks. These backhaul connections can be as much as 30 percent of the cost of operating a wireless network. And with the additional sites required to support use of the millimeter wave spectrum, that percentage is likely to increase, to as much as 50 percent.”

“many more backhaul connections to many, many more antennae


Obama Commits $400M to New Wireless 5G Technology; Hillary Bailout?

By Jack O’Dwyer

Mon., Jul. 18, 2016

President Obama, one day after the FCC voted to adopt new 5G wireless technology that is called unsafe by health advocates, committed $400 million to 5G “research.”

Obama said July 15 that the National Science Foundation, funded by $7 billion in government funds, will pledge $50M over the next five years as part of an $85M investment by NSF and private sector companies “to build the testing platforms starting with the 2017 fiscal year.” NSF is also committing $350M over the next seven years that will “take research from the concept phase to real-world testing at scale,” he said.

Health advocates noted that health and environmental considerations were absent from Obama’s statement.


Sidewalk Labs’ Smart Cities Will Create A For-Profit Social Credit System That Controls Judges And Police

Published: November 5, 2019
Smart city surveillance, is much worse than anyone could have imagined.

Two years ago, I revealed how a CIA “signature school” was installing thousands of CCTV cameras and microphones in smart cities, but Sidewalk Labs wants to take public surveillance to a whole new level.

The Globe And Mail revealed that Sidewalk Labs “Yellow Book,” a guidebook designed to help Google employees build a smart city from the ground up, would give their employees control of public services.

Yellow Book describes how Google plans to turn at least four major cities in North America into Sidewalk Labs smart cities.

“The book proposed a community that could house 100,000 people on a site of up to 1,000 acres, and contains case studies for three potential sites in the United States: Detroit, Denver, and Alameda, Calif. It also includes a map with dots detailing many other potential sites for Sidewalk’s first project, including a dot placed on the shores of Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan.”

The fourth area, Toronto’s waterfront, has received lots of criticism from privacy experts. With some going so far as to call it “surveillance capitalism.”

“The smart city project on the Toronto waterfront is the most highly evolved version to date of … surveillance capitalism” US venture capitalist Roger McNamee wrote to the city council, suggesting Google will use “algorithms to nudge human behavior” in ways to “favor its business.” (To join the campaign against Sidewalk Toronto click here.)

The Yellow Book allegedly reveals how Google wants to control city services like Disney World does in Florida.

“Sidewalk will require tax and financing authority to finance and provide services, including the ability to impose, capture and reinvest property taxes,” the book said. The company would also create and control its own public services, including charter schools, special transit systems and a private road infrastructure.”

Sidewalk Labs wants to control the police and justice system

The Globe and Mail also revealed that Sidewalk Labs wants to control a cities’ police department and justice system.

“(Sidewalk notes it would ask for local policing powers similar to those granted to universities) and the possibility of an alternative approach to jail, using data from so-called root-cause assessment tools. This would guide officials in determining a response when someone is arrested, such as sending someone to a substance abuse center.”

People could literally be arrested by Sidewalk Lab’s police and and sentenced by their judges.

Sidewalk Lab’s police could use “unique data identifiers” to track anyone they want.

“Early on, the company notes that a Sidewalk neighborhood would collect real-time position data for all entities – including people. The company would also collect a historical record of where things have been and “about where they are going. Furthermore, unique data identifiers would be generated for every person, business or object registered in the district, helping devices communicate with each other.”

Google’s “SensorVault” already gives police a disturbing amount of personal information about a person’s cellphone.

The data Google is turning over to law enforcement is so precise that one deputy police chief said it “shows the whole pattern of life.”

The Globe and Mail also revealed that Sidewalk Labs’ smart cities could use a tiered (social credit) level of services system that rewards certain people while punishing those who wish to remain anonymous.

“People choosing to share in-home fire safety sensor data could receive advice on health and safety related to air quality, or provide additional information to first responders in case of an emergency. Those choosing to remain anonymous would not be able to access all of the area’s services: Automated taxi services would not be available to anonymous users, and some merchants might be unable to accept cash, the book warns.”

Forcing people to give up their privacy to receive health and safety advice, emergency services and forcing them to use credit cards is just one more example of smart city “comply or deny” mentality that wants to know everything about everyone.

Google’s Sidewalk Labs turns smart cities into a for-profit social credit system.

Harvard University professor Shoshana Zuboff said, “Sidewalk Labs was like a for-profit China that would use digital infrastructure to modify and direct social and political behavior.”

If you combine a corporate run police department and justice system with real-time position data, CCTV cameras, social media monitoring, Stingray devices, SensorVault and a tiered social credit system it doesn’t take a privacy expert to see just how dangerous smart city surveillance really is.

Smart cities should really be called “comply or deny cities” because corporations will force people to modify their social and political behavior or they will be denied public services, just like China does.