President Donald Trump started his day on Thursday with a bizarre tweet about the need for America to be the best at "6G" wireless networks, which don't currently exist.
"I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible," the president wrote. "It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!"
I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and s… https://t.co/quvGzqNGpZ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550757302.0
....something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking… https://t.co/hztqUt8v9S— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1550757579.0
"5G" is a wireless industry buzzword for a new wireless standard that is set to replace the 4G LTE standard currently used by wireless carriers to transmit mobile data. Although there will eventually be a "6G" of some kind, researchers only just started work on the standardization process that will make this technology possible.
Given this, Trump was hilariously mocked for his tweet hyping up nonexistent "6G" technology -- check out the best responses below.
@realDonaldTrump Fuck everything, we’re doing seven blades.— man it’s a hot zone, (@man it’s a hot zone,)1550757548.0
@realDonaldTrump It’s a great technology, as it uses steam power instead of electricity.— John Scotus (@John Scotus)1550758408.0
@realDonaldTrump Listen to this... 10G. https://t.co/c4YJjlHUzf— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1550757429.0
@realDonaldTrump i want clean water for flint michigan— halftime_hannah (@halftime_hannah)1550757344.0
@realDonaldTrump This man knows technology better than anyone. This also sounds to me like a guy preparing for a deal with China.— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1550757396.0
@realDonaldTrump How about fixing roads first? How’s Infrastructure Week going?— Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV (@Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV)1550758257.0
@realDonaldTrump MORE FASTER! MORE SMARTER! https://t.co/UzvRaeyzI3— Dr. Mike Jingle Sell Jingle Sell Jingle etc. (@Dr. Mike Jingle Sell Jingle Sell Jingle etc.)1550758383.0
@realDonaldTrump 6G lol, "we also want time machines, and robots that drive us around and do chores for us! Those c… https://t.co/7raoCELjEY— 2006 Mazda 3 196k miles (@2006 Mazda 3 196k miles)1550757695.0