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Gingrich: Risks High If US Doesn't Win 5G Race

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Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.  ( T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 24 March 2019 02:16 PM

The race for 5G — the next generation of broadband connection — is currently being won by China, and that could ultimately imperil America, according to commentator Newt Gingrich.

In his latest podcast, and in a commentary for Fox News, the former GOP House Speaker warns “If America does not get its act together, catch up, and do what it takes to win, we are very likely going to end up in a Chinese-dominated world.”

According to Gingrich, the country that wins the 5G technology race “will dominate economically, militarily, and in sheer knowledge.“

“This next generation technology will vastly expand our connectivity and dramatically change our everyday lives,” he writes. “It is so powerful and offers so many opportunities and potential threats, it will fundamentally change the world in which we live.”

The “full deployment” of 5G is destined to be “the backbone of autonomous manufacturing, smart homes, self-driving cars, real-time virtual reality” and other “life-changing technologies,” Gingrich writes.

And that means a multitude of risks.

“If the global system that is built isn’t fully secure, the data that flows through the system will be up for grabs,” he writes, allowing “bad actors” — and governments — “to know who you call, what’s in your bank account, what’s in your health records, and where you physically are at all times.”

“Consider how radically different our lives would be if a totalitarian dictatorship had that kind of access – and control – on our economy, national security, and our daily lives,” he writes.

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The race for 5G - the next generation of broadband connection - is currently being won by China, and that could ultimately imperil America, according to commentator Newt Gingrich.In his latest podcast, and in a commentary for Fox News, the former GOP House Speaker warns "If...
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