DIGITAL – The head of state has defended the choice of 5G as part of the left wants a moratorium on this technology.

For Emmanuel Macron, there is no doubt: “Yes, France will take the 5G turn“Monday evening, the president of the swept one sentence the concerns raised by this technology, while ironing on those who would prefer the”back to the oil lamp“, the day after the moratorium demand of 70 left-wing elected officials and environmentalists.

France is the country of the Enlightenment, it is the country of innovation (…) We are going to wring our necks out of all the false ideass “, insisted the Head of State, speaking in front of a hundred entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of the” French Tech “gathered in the village hall of the Elysée.

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He spoke the day after the call for a moratorium on the deployment of 5G by 70 elected officials from the left and environmentalists, including Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot. The allocation of frequencies for this mobile technology should begin at the end of the month in France.

I hear many voices rising up to explain to us that we should take up the complexity of contemporary problems by going back to the oil lamp! I do not believe that the Amish model allows to solve the challenges of contemporary ecology“, mocked the Head of State, referring to this American religious community hostile to technology and which lives as in the 18th century.

We should not depend on any non-European power.
– Emmanuel Macron.

In a suit but without a tie, Emmanuel Macron said he was delighted to be back in the start-up world, during the first large-scale event organized at the Elysee Palace since confinement. “We are demonstrating that we can continue to carry out events during the Covid period“, he said, although it will take” vdrunk with the virus, in doubt for weeks, maybe years“.

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He also recalled that the stimulus plan would target 7 billion towards the digital sector, in particular for the digital transformation of the State. The Head of State has finally defended a sovereign digital Europe. “On 5G and many other subjects, we should not depend on any non-European power“, he hammered, calling in particular to”reopen the battle on the cloud“.

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