5G and the Deglobalization of Network Infrastructure

Published on
August 3rd, 2019
37 minutes

5G and the Deglobalization of Network Infrastructure

The Interview ·
Featuring Scott Malcomson

Published on: August 3rd, 2019 • Duration: 37 minutes

Scott Malcomson of Strategic Insight Group discusses some of the obstacles and benefits that come along with the adoption of 5G and other technologies. In this conversation with Dee Smith, Malcomson touches on the ecological and environmental impacts from the inexorable growth of computing and information processing. Malcomson also explains why the collection of information by nation-states led him to coin the term "Splinternet." Filmed on June 4, 2019 in New York.



  • SS
    Sam S.
    3 August 2019 @ 14:31
    Stop with the global warming BS narrative. We're in a solar minimum (shrinking sun) which cause volcanic eruptions, massive increase in earthquakes, less solar flares, wilder swings of weather, lots more cold weather as evidence by this year all over the world. Sea levels rising is myth just by the sheer mass of the earths oceans and there's not enough ice melt to do that or any evidence in history. Warm weather is healthier, cold weather causes crop failure, famine, diseases, migration and the like. Antarctica has more ice than anytime in recorded history, Glaciers are reforming themselves and man does NOT possess any power to change the climate. The North Pole is floating ice and South Pole is ice with a mountain range underneath. Pollution we can fix and need to fix. So I'm ten minutes into this and can't trust these comments, which are NOT facts. These issues are nothing but taxation foolishness. The truth is out there for anyone, especially these guys, to do the research. Study the data then make your conclusions. Cold climate for server farms will provide employment for those willing to live in colder locations.
    • SM
      Stephane M.
      4 August 2019 @ 11:59
      You're right Sam, if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth!! These global warming alarmist didn't do any research on the subject. They just repeat what they ear... Next year, I'll expose their lies (9 years ago they made stupid predictions about winter 2019 in Canada). Lies, fear and more taxes to fix something we don't have any real control on... Think I'm crazy?!?!? Go read the Martin Armstrong blog!!
    • DS
      David S.
      4 August 2019 @ 19:37
      At yet it warms. The Inquisition made Galileo recant on consequence of death, and yet the earth continued to move. They put him under house arrest, and yet the earth continued to move. They did not allow Galileo to publish, and yet the earth continued to move. DLS
    • AJ
      Aaron J.
      5 August 2019 @ 15:29
      The science on the effects and progression of global warming is complicated, but the evidence for man made warming is unequivocal for anyone with an open and rational view. Even if you don’t accept the fact that global warming is man made, concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise which physically guarantees an warming atmosphere. Honestly, why do so many people have difficulty reconciling their positive views of capitalism with the irrefutable evidence that something is seriously wrong with the climate? Real Vision is great because on financial topics the audience keep an open mind, even if the views expressed differ from their own. I wish people would have the same approach to climate change. Have you ever considered the negative effects of climate change on long-term economic performance and financial risk? The insurance companies have. Why don’t you do the same?
    • SS
      Sam S.
      6 August 2019 @ 15:19
      Thx Stephene! Love your reply. Aaron, with all due respect, show your data. 7000 years old ice core samples (data) show more sulfur dioxide and CO2 (which plants use) greater than any time in our recorded history. No industrial engines back then. Woolly Mammoth's frozen intact, in ice, with grass in their stomachs (search google). Woolly's live in snow climate and still died. That is a massive cold weather event, brought on by volcanoes, brought on by changes in the sun/solar system. The data on all the ice melting to raise the sea levels, are only a fraction of the surface volume of the oceans. Our solar system takes 27,000 +/- years to rotate around the Milky Way. If you don't think the forces in the universe aren't more powerful than man's industrial machine, then the data won't help. In the Paris Accords, shipping was exempt until 2020-2021, and shipping is a huge (maybe the biggest) pollution and energy forces. Study pollution and get off the "man can control the weather" ridiculousness. The political machine has NEVER gotten anything right in the world we live in. San Mateo county in CA, was selling 50 year bonds, yet putting out the reports their land mass location will be underwater when the ocean's rise, 30 years from now. I think that's not a lawful sale of bonds. If 7 Billion people tried to physically STOP a volcano, 7 Billion people would become lava! It's a joke. Man controls nothing of this magnitude. I'm just saying. Have nice day.
    • BF
      Bref F.
      4 November 2019 @ 03:49
      My Man!
  • PD
    Payom D.
    18 August 2019 @ 01:25
    the section on bitcoin mining was not factually correct. 1) Sichuan is still considered a mining capital of the world. 2) A high proportion of mining is via renewable energy sources. 3) capex & supply chain efficiency are the key differentiators between mining orgs (not energy costs). having the ability to scale up and down your physical hardware in a way which tracks price volatility is extremely hard.
  • MN
    Maverick N.
    12 August 2019 @ 23:14
    Great content! Keep it up RV.
  • PW
    Phil W.
    10 August 2019 @ 20:23
    The US is becoming a isolationist to their own detriment. Politics need to take a worldly view and IMO should have happened yesterday!
  • SV
    Santiago V. | Contributor
    9 August 2019 @ 11:33
    I'll take his thesis one step further on the intersection of electrical and information markets. Decentralized compute ecosystems set to take power providers global and couple global prices. See my thread on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Santiag78758327/status/1123321933892915202?s=09
  • DH
    Daniel H.
    9 August 2019 @ 07:50
    Disappointed they sneaked in a bitcoin talk in a 5G discussion. Please keep bitcoin only where you advertise it as such.
  • MC
    Margarine C.
    6 August 2019 @ 18:28
    5G being necessary for automated driving may not be necessary! For those interested, I highly recommend "George Hotz: Comma.ai, OpenPilot, and Autonomous Vehicles | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast"
  • AD
    Anna D.
    6 August 2019 @ 15:16
    Trump is weakening the US
  • SL
    Stephen L.
    3 August 2019 @ 13:39
    That was great, really interesting.
  • BK
    Brian K.
    3 August 2019 @ 13:26
    Wish he talked more about the 5G roll out. If 5G towers only have a signa ofl 50-100 yards, the amount of fiber and installation is going to be insane. Many parts of the USA don't have 4G signal and those towers can be miles away.
  • DJ
    D J.
    3 August 2019 @ 06:02
    The part of 5G was very interresting, very nicely done