I was checking the most recent Keiser Report, and found the entire episode (The Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage) very interesting. But there is a particular snippet I wanted to bring to your attention, and this concerns 5G technology. You know Tracey and I have done some chats on 5G and I have expressed my fears about a 5G Planet many times, including in my most recent book. I see 5G as one of the necessary linchpins of the new global system being put into place that will (continue to) transform our civilization and ultimately our species.
Anyway, at 22:17, Max’s guest, Dan Collins, discusses China’s global 5G dominance. This man clearly has extensive business experience in China and around the world. He mentions that China is already working on 6G development and is easily positioning itself to jump on top an array of new businesses and opportunities as a result of its 5G and (future 6G) infrastructure.
Check the link here (note, I don’t know how to cue the video at the spot, so go to 22:17 for the talk on 5G):
It all reinforced yet again, as if I needed any more reinforcing, the seeming inevitability of this development. There are things in this world that happen by design and by default. Often a mixture of the two. Here, there seems no question to me that much of 5G, along with so many other global technologies (AI comes to mind) are by default, in that there appears to be an inexorable nature to them. That is, they are so powerful that they are running the game, not being run. The new infrastructure itself creates its own rules and forces the rest of us either to go along or get swept aside.
Of course, there are those (at the top or who want to be at the top) who see this playing out and are doing their best to utilize this tech for their own benefit. To that extent some of this is by design. But the force of the technology itself, that to me seems to be the driving force.
Anyway, fascinating conversation throughout, but for those interested in 5G and future tech, a few interesting minutes start at 22:17. Btw, I don’t think Max is really at his best in this interview in dealing with all the 5G implications, but of course the conversation was very targeted. He and Stacey are quite perceptive during the first half of the show, as they usually are, in discussing so many macro-issues that concern the world.