“Intense” that is if you’re in the path of one of the beams, which are automatically steered by phased array antennas which link the devices in question. The “effective radiated power” referred to below is the power needed to broadcast at the same intensity in an omnidirectional dipole pattern, which looks like a donut. In other words, the narrower the beam, the less power is required to achieve the same intensity at the target.
Presumably when seeking a link the device has to either use a scanning pattern or an omnidirectional broadcast for devices to talk to. In such cases it would suffice to keep your distance from people who are dumb enough to be carrying such devices. But when the device is in use you’d have to be aware of all possible transmitters/receivers in the vicinity if you want to avoid the beams. If someone invented goggles that could “see” the scatter from such beams you could make a game out of avoiding them, but otherwise it would be a bit of a nightmare.
What could possibly justify the expenditures being used in this ultra-expensive boonedoggle, whose finances could feed, house and clothe millions of americans for umpteen years, even in the face of economic collapse? Who will care about watching youtube junk videos or controlling their refrigerator from work in the middle of another Great Ripoff? This makes no sense from an investment perspective. Clearly this is not intended for a consumer market, at least not in a voluntary sense.
And then there’s the fact that this entire RF grid could be linked, coordinated and steered at will to target specific locations (or people carrying specific cell phones) if the firmware is in place. If a single device can emit a microwave beam at 300 watts ERP, things could get downright dangerous for dissidents very quickly. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2018/09/emf-frequencies-used-for-crowd-control-weapons-form-the-foundation-of-5g-network/ http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/12/are-your-thoughts-and-feelings-really-your-own/
Hopefully I don’t have to explain why this is a plausible scenario given the real structure of the financial world, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM the advanced state of technology and corruption http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/10/the-obvious-problem-with-secret-societies/ , and the wholesale privatization of government functions, including intelligence gathering and even analysis. We are essentially living alongside an invisible parallel civilization with access to inexhaustible resources, a history of genocide and a strong motivation to control or get rid of the rest of us. At some point they will be confident enough of their power that they no longer need to be invisible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO24XmP1c5E But in the meantime we can watch endless HD distractions on our iphones as we sit in isolated splendor among our fellow slaves.
I can’t believe I’m saying this. The world is far weirder than I ever could have imagined.
Public attention about 5G has been focused on the plans of telecom companies to install millions of small cell towers on electric utility poles, on public buildings and schools, on bus stop shelters, in public parks, and anywhere they want in national parks and on federally owned land.
In local urban communities there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street.
As bad as these small cell towers might seem from the standpoint of constant exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation in close proximity to the source, perhaps an even more alarming prospect will be the beaming of millimeter length microwaves at the earth from thousands of new communication satellites.
The FCC gave approval to SpaceX on March 29, 2018, to launch 4,425 satellites into low orbit around the Earth. 
The total number of satellites that is expected to be put into low and high orbit by several companies will be 20,000 satellites. 
5G will use Phased Array Antennas to shoot Beams of Radiation at Cell Phones
These satellites will use the same type of phased array antennas as will be used by the ground-based 5G systems.
This means that they will send tightly focused beams of intense microwave radiation at each specific 5G device that is on the Earth and each device will send a beam of radiation back to the satellite. …
This means that if you are in a crowded location, such as an airport or on a train, there will be hundreds if not thousands of invisible beams of radiation flying through the environment at the speed of light.
As people move in that environment, their bodies will be penetrated by numerous beams of radiation as they walk or as other people walk around them with their 5G smartphones. 
5G Phones will be much more Powerful than Previous Phones
The effective radiated power of the 5G phased array antennas in phones will be 10 times more powerful than 4G phones….
In addition, 5G beams of microwave radiation will be received and transmitted from new computer equipment, household appliances, and automobiles.
Stationary equipment such as Wi-Fi hubs in homes and offices will be permitted to use microwave beams that are 15 times stronger (300 watts) than the signals from 5G phones or 150 times stronger than 4G phones. …
As far as I can tell, at this point, the only way that 5G will be stopped will be by congressional action. If enough people raise a stink with their elected officials, then perhaps 5G could be put on hold while studies are done to examine the true health risks.
Telecom investment in 5G has been massive. They are planning full implementation on the ground and in space in the next couple years. The time to object is now and not after hundreds of thousands of people become sick. …
Listen to Arthur Firstenberg discuss the history, science, and description of 5G, including 5G from satellites in space and its expected effects on all living things:
You also may wish to review some of my previous articles about the risks of 5G and other forms of radio frequency exposure.
 “Planetary Emergency,” Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task Force.
 “5G – from Blankets to Bullets,” Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task Force.
 “WiFi in the Sky,” Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task Force.
 “5G from Space,” Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task Force.
 “2017 Space Launch Statistics,” – Spaceflight101.
 “Space Startup Apollo Fusion Wants To Use Mercury as a Fuel,” Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 11/20/2018.
 Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task Force, Taos, New Mexico, 8/12/2018.
They’re aiming for the same epidemiological situation that they’re trying to achieve with GMO pseudofood and vaccines: it will be impossible to compare illness rates with controls because everyone will be in the experimental group.