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(CNBC)   With only about 30% of us fully upgraded to 5G, get ready for 6G   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 1:09:29 PM  
Nokia CEO says 6G will be here by 2030

It's 8 years away, it's in the farking headline.  Did you even look at the article before writing your headline or did you just see 6G?
 
2022-05-24 1:15:43 PM  
Your data caps will still be the same though.
 
2022-05-24 2:22:42 PM  

aleister_greynight: Nokia CEO says 6G will be here by 2030

It's 8 years away, it's in the farking headline.  Did you even look at the article before writing your headline or did you just see 6G?


Then how do you explain monkey pox?
 
2022-05-24 2:44:02 PM  
Asked when he thinks the world will move away from using smartphones to using smart glasses and other devices that are worn on the face, Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark said it will definitely happen by the time 6G arrives in 2030.

Here's my counterprediction: tech will be in a backslide with the next generation.  Oh, kids will still be wired in, but it's going to be way cooler to live in real life rather than wired into a cyberpunk hellscape.  Why do I say this despite loads of pop-scifi "proving me wrong?" Because that's what snotty rich kids will do--are already doing--and what snotty rich kids do, so too will the rest of the world as fashionable.  Also because we, as parents, are telling them the future is to be wired in, so the customary generational fark-you is overdue.
 
2022-05-24 2:51:28 PM  
How many boosters before then?
 
2022-05-24 2:52:19 PM  
I'm totally against 6g. 5g didn't give me the robotic superpowers I was promised and I won't be heartbroken again, Willard Gates!
 
2022-05-24 2:53:22 PM  
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2022-05-24 2:55:11 PM  
"University of Oulu" is catchy. Oulo U.
 
2022-05-24 3:01:19 PM  
It don't matter how many Gs if you don't build some more towers.
 
2022-05-24 3:05:43 PM  
"By then, definitely the smartphone as we know it today will not anymore be the most common interface," he said. "Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies."

If I can't turn it off and either remove the battery or drop it in a Faraday cage, you can count me out.
 
2022-05-24 3:13:26 PM  

grokca: aleister_greynight: Nokia CEO says 6G will be here by 2030

It's 8 years away, it's in the farking headline.  Did you even look at the article before writing your headline or did you just see 6G?

Then how do you explain monkey pox?


When a person and a monkey love each other very much....
 
2022-05-24 3:22:24 PM  
My work phone is still on Verizon CDMA.  This is my 2nd one after first was stolen by a druggie back in 2016.
 
2022-05-24 3:42:10 PM  
"See, the thing is... they can put down smartphones. And they do. On a regular basis. We can't have that. So, they need to be strapped in by 2030 if we're gonna keep raping them for ad money. So... no more smartphones, kids! You'll get 'augmented reality helmets' and we'll farking blow ad after ad in front of you, in front of everything - even reality - 24/7. And you're gonna love it, because you won't have a farking choice!"

Sweet Jesus, the more I'm exposed to Big Tech's idea of the future, the more it makes me wanna throw wooden clogs into shiat.
 
2022-05-24 3:45:45 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: "By then, definitely the smartphone as we know it today will not anymore be the most common interface," he said. "Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies."

If I can't turn it off and either remove the battery or drop it in a Faraday cage, you can count me out.


We're still unable to guarantee security of even the most basic devices.
We still lack the simple ability to say "No!" to any & all content, especially marketing content.
In some cases, actually turning off a device requires deliberately disconnecting it from a power source.

There's no goddamned farking way I'll ever voluntarily submit myself to something built into my body that won't let me turn it completely off or control its content and connectivity.
 
2022-05-24 3:48:13 PM  

koder: Asked when he thinks the world will move away from using smartphones to using smart glasses and other devices that are worn on the face, Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark said it will definitely happen by the time 6G arrives in 2030.

Here's my counterprediction: tech will be in a backslide with the next generation.  Oh, kids will still be wired in, but it's going to be way cooler to live in real life rather than wired into a cyberpunk hellscape.  Why do I say this despite loads of pop-scifi "proving me wrong?" Because that's what snotty rich kids will do--are already doing--and what snotty rich kids do, so too will the rest of the world as fashionable.  Also because we, as parents, are telling them the future is to be wired in, so the customary generational fark-you is overdue.


No, they will simply use technology to make their peers think they are living in real life while continuing to be just a plugged in.  This sort of "look at the old people with their silly ways, us young people are living an authentic life" shiat has been going on since the dawn of humanity.

/hint: you only know snotty rich kids are doing it because they post about themselves doing it on InstaTwitterBook
 
2022-05-24 3:55:57 PM  
Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020), and most people get at least a couple of years out of their phones these days (mine's 5 years old, a Galaxy S8). Check back in three years and most of us will have 5G devices.

What I find interesting is that nobody's commenting on TFA's prediction that by 2030 people won't be carrying phones anymore, and will instead use smart glasses and other wearable or even implantable devices. Sounds far-fetched to me.
 
2022-05-24 4:00:34 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: "By then, definitely the smartphone as we know it today will not anymore be the most common interface," he said. "Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies."

If I can't turn it off and either remove the battery or drop it in a Faraday cage, you can count me out.


This falls into the flying car category.  Not going to happen.  You can safely start to ignore anything that is being said.
 
2022-05-24 4:12:54 PM  

TTFK: My work phone is still on Verizon CDMA.  This is my 2nd one after first was stolen by a druggie back in 2016.


You might want to schedule an upgrade... that network gets turned off in December.
 
2022-05-24 4:18:19 PM  
5g is a joke. the cell tower range is tiny.
 
2022-05-24 4:18:41 PM  

Marksrevenge: Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020), and most people get at least a couple of years out of their phones these days (mine's 5 years old, a Galaxy S8). Check back in three years and most of us will have 5G devices.

What I find interesting is that nobody's commenting on TFA's prediction that by 2030 people won't be carrying phones anymore, and will instead use smart glasses and other wearable or even implantable devices. Sounds far-fetched to me.


That's 8 years from now. Seriously, it's a ridiculous statement on its face, pun intended.
 
2022-05-24 4:27:41 PM  

koder: Asked when he thinks the world will move away from using smartphones to using smart glasses and other devices that are worn on the face, Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark said it will definitely happen by the time 6G arrives in 2030.

Here's my counterprediction: tech will be in a backslide with the next generation.  Oh, kids will still be wired in, but it's going to be way cooler to live in real life rather than wired into a cyberpunk hellscape.  Why do I say this despite loads of pop-scifi "proving me wrong?" Because that's what snotty rich kids will do--are already doing--and what snotty rich kids do, so too will the rest of the world as fashionable.  Also because we, as parents, are telling them the future is to be wired in, so the customary generational fark-you is overdue.


The old folks will be in their VR coffins and the youngsters will be outside saying, "Hey, it's just like gramma said."
 
2022-05-24 4:34:22 PM  

FormlessOne: Marksrevenge: Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020), and most people get at least a couple of years out of their phones these days (mine's 5 years old, a Galaxy S8). Check back in three years and most of us will have 5G devices.

What I find interesting is that nobody's commenting on TFA's prediction that by 2030 people won't be carrying phones anymore, and will instead use smart glasses and other wearable or even implantable devices. Sounds far-fetched to me.

That's 8 years from now. Seriously, it's a ridiculous statement on its face, pun intended.


Are you saying I should not have invested my life savings into Snap Glasses?

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2022-05-24 4:48:48 PM  

Marksrevenge: Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020)


Sorry. Not chucking a perfectly good 4G phone just to be trendy.
 
2022-05-24 4:53:43 PM  

NewportBarGuy: FormlessOne: Marksrevenge: Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020), and most people get at least a couple of years out of their phones these days (mine's 5 years old, a Galaxy S8). Check back in three years and most of us will have 5G devices.

What I find interesting is that nobody's commenting on TFA's prediction that by 2030 people won't be carrying phones anymore, and will instead use smart glasses and other wearable or even implantable devices. Sounds far-fetched to me.

That's 8 years from now. Seriously, it's a ridiculous statement on its face, pun intended.

Are you saying I should not have invested my life savings into Snap Glasses?

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I'd kill to see an everyman walking around Disney World wearing a pair of those, clutching a Dole Whip and just peering intently at everything & talking to themselves...

I'd follow that person around in bemused wonder, like the spectacle was a friggin' interactive exhibit.
 
2022-05-24 5:13:43 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Marksrevenge: Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020)

Sorry. Not chucking a perfectly good 4G phone just to be trendy.


Yes, and you're not about to dump your current car just to get some new features. In a few years, you might be ready for a new car and those features will be standard at that point. And comparing phones to cars is generous, since lots of people have 10 year old cars and very few are rocking a 10 year old phone.

You will get a 5G phone before 2030. $50 phones will have had 5G for years by that point.
 
2022-05-24 5:24:03 PM  

DayeOfJustice: I'm totally against 6g. 5g didn't give me the robotic superpowers I was promised and I won't be heartbroken again, Willard Gates!


You have to get the 4 shot to get Wi-Fi 6 before you can get the powers.
 
2022-05-24 5:26:11 PM  

Marksrevenge: The Reverend Sam Hill: Marksrevenge: Only 30% of people have 5G phones? 5G has only been mainstream for a year and a half (first iPhone with 5G came out Fall 2020)

Sorry. Not chucking a perfectly good 4G phone just to be trendy.

Yes, and you're not about to dump your current car just to get some new features. In a few years, you might be ready for a new car and those features will be standard at that point. And comparing phones to cars is generous, since lots of people have 10 year old cars and very few are rocking a 10 year old phone.

You will get a 5G phone before 2030. $50 phones will have had 5G for years by that point.


Ha! We're still driving a 2003 Toyota Sienna XLE, and we will be until it either becomes immobile or illegal.
 
2022-05-24 8:07:06 PM  

Mcavity: 5g is a joke. the cell tower range is tiny.


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2022-05-24 8:50:08 PM  

Dinjiin: Mcavity: 5g is a joke. the cell tower range is tiny.

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5G is a marketing scam. I have a 5G phone, 5G carrier (att) and have not seen a 5G connection in over a year.  Drove halfway across the country through major metropolitan areas. Never happened.  I checked to make sure it was available on my plan, it is.
 
2022-05-24 9:05:07 PM  
Oh no 6g! The ghost of Steve Jobs is going gamma blast my duodenum!
 
2022-05-24 10:13:44 PM  
Sounds like the perfect way to access the Blink network.
 
2022-05-24 11:05:07 PM  
"Many of these things will be built directly into our bodies."

Translation: You will have to completely wrap your body in tin foil if you do not want to be tracked.
 
2022-05-25 12:37:14 AM  
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2022-05-25 1:35:57 AM  

XanthPrime: Dinjiin: Mcavity: 5g is a joke. the cell tower range is tiny.

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5G is a marketing scam.


So was 4G and 3G.  The carriers never followed the ITU definitions.  Not that it mattered since there were so many variables that it was meaningless for the end consumer.

XanthPrime: I have a 5G phone, 5G carrier (att) and have not seen a 5G connection in over a year.  Drove halfway across the country through major metropolitan areas. Never happened.  I checked to make sure it was available on my plan, it is.

Maybe you should call customer service and see if there is a technical problem or some explanation as to why your phone prefers LTE over NR.
 
2022-05-25 6:14:43 PM  

XanthPrime: Dinjiin: Mcavity: 5g is a joke. the cell tower range is tiny.

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5G is a marketing scam. I have a 5G phone, 5G carrier (att) and have not seen a 5G connection in over a year.  Drove halfway across the country through major metropolitan areas. Never happened.  I checked to make sure it was available on my plan, it is.


What difference could possibly make anyway?
 
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