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    Default Corona Virus - Working From Home - Rethink City Planning

    John L Hopkind
    April 28 2020

    We have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of people working from home as directed by governments and employers around the world to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
    If, as some expect, people are likely to work from home more often after the pandemic, what will this mean for infrastructure planning? Will cities still need all the multibillion-dollar road, public transport, telecommunications and energy projects, including some already in the pipeline?


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    Once the pandemic ends, as we hope and believe and trust and expect that it will, the future that awaits us could potentially veer off in dozens of different directions, some of them utterly imaginable at the present time. One staggering difference that this article does not address is the dramatic reduction in CO2 and pollution of every kind in the months since we have been in quarantine. My vision of the future is in its infancy, but it includes blue skies, empty highways, fresh air and vast silences punctuated often by the song of birds and in the morning, the crowing of roosters. Just imagine: we could avoid the catastrophic disaster of climate change... By simply doing nothing.
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    The cloud may turn out to have a silver lining after all! There are a lot of articles - and petitions - that stress the need for a better, greener future. Let's not talk about going back to normal: we have a chance to do something to change things for the better. If the same energy that went into dealing with coronavirus was put into addressing climate change we might see a future like you describe. We can only dream!

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    Default Re: Corona Virus - Working From Home - Rethink City Planning

    And yet, the ordinary working people are being driven back to the "old normal" working situation, even though the workplace has turned lethal, just because the profit taking class has begun to feel the pinch.

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    5G technology rollout appears to be another casualty of COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders and work from home orders around the world have put the kibosh on 5G rollout. COVID, and the threat of a second wave, has caused many countries to drastically slowdown rollout plans, with the exception of China. Apparently, the global lockdown that forced people to stay at home and the increased reliance of schools & universities in online courses increased the need for wired broadband and WiFi, instead of 5G mobile access. Read more here:
    https://techblog.comsoc.org/2020/03/...accelerate-5g/

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    If I may say so, excellent news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    5G technology rollout appears to be another casualty of COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders and work from home orders around the world have put the kibosh on 5G rollout. COVID, and the threat of a second wave, has caused many countries to drastically slowdown rollout plans, with the exception of China. Apparently, the global lockdown that forced people to stay at home and the increased reliance of schools & universities in online courses increased the need for wired broadband and WiFi, instead of 5G mobile access. Read more here:
    https://techblog.comsoc.org/2020/03/...accelerate-5g/
    This 5G situation would be an excellent time to protest in favor of having inherently high speed fiber optic cable installed all over for NON-mobile, stationary, on-line computer access where ever possible, instead of all those 5G EMF WI-FI signals floating around one's abode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9_l8TF8xhI
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    Agree, but not sure most people are aware of the difference between 5G and high speed fiber optic cable. I'm just sayin....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    Agree, but not sure most people are aware of the difference between 5G and high speed fiber optic cable. I'm just sayin....
    For stationary internet applications, one can online search, say, <5G VS fiberoptic>. Here are two examples:

    https://medium.com/@kushnickbruce/5g...l-646246b8f34d

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/1...r-cable-and-5g

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