Industrialists and public authorities intend to impose 5G, and make fun of refractories (Mr. Emmanuel Macron compares them to “Amish”). However, the applications of this so-called technological Grail are for the most part superfluous (downloading faster than fast, driving around in an autonomous car, etc.), even liberticidal (paying for your purchases by showing yourself to a camera, entrusting the management of factories to robots…).

Hoping with 5G to create 1.3 million jobs, the European Union is ignoring the precautionary principle, explains the author of this survey: because if the licenses were awarded to operators in 2020, the evaluation risks will have to wait until the end of 2021. And it is entrusted to a committee based in Munich, the ICNIRP (International Commission for the Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation), many of whose members are linked to the telecoms industry.

However, human exposure to radiation from 5G antennas is "hundreds of times greater" than with existing cell towers, according to Antoine Dreyfus. Insurers refuse to cover the telecom giants against the risks associated with electromagnetic fields…

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