I don't know too much technical about it yet. I've been hearing it discussed in terms of who is buying and manufacturing the equipment. USA/GB and China. I know there have been some conspiracy theories about it. Personally, I just think its the next generation of radio communication with increased bandwidth and probably decreased latency. I don't think there is anything inately nefarious with the technology itself.
Its more so the applications that it will be used for that will be more of a concern. That isn't exactly clear yet. More devices and things will be able to connect to a central network and that will certainly lead to more digital communications and data generation, collection, and dissemination.
What does that mean for people? Well, what we've already seen with computer technology is that this information is stored indefinitely and accessed by world governments and companies. It can be used for a lot of different purposes but it definitely erodes privacy and security of individuals. Your layman isn't able to maintain control over their personal data without not using technology, which is already too hard to do. So in the context of 5G, it will just accelerate the trends that are going on already. I will learn more about it with time but for now it just seems like more devices will end up connected, there will be more devices and more mobile applications for them, and much greater amount of data being pushed over telecom networks and networks that other parties have access and control over.
What do you think about it? Maybe we should do some reading and discuss it some other time. I think the theory that coronavirus is being caused by 5G tower is absurd. It's not reasonable to presume something like that without objective evidence. That said, people should be allowed to discuss that sort of stuff openly. That is how exchanges and debates happen were rational and based ideas win out over the ones with less value. If people aren't allowed to discuss things, we are doomed to have a single truth pre-approved by larger entities forced upon us. There is nothing harmful about free speech and people discussing controversial topics. In fact, open reasonable discussions are beneficial.
Add this too the pile of reasons why Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other social media is terrible and harmful to the health of societies. They have their own interests and it doesn't involve you.