5G is the
buzzword of the moment and it’s not surprising why. According to Qualcomm, it’s
expected to create 22 million new jobs and contribute a $12.3 Trillion economic
benefit across the globe by 2035.
As the name
suggests, 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, promising more speed
and lower latency. Beyond performance benefits, it’s also set to underpin
Industry 4.0 where everything is connected, processed and digitised.
of the 1950s and ’60s predicted that by the 2000s, flying cars and airborne robots would be a part of our everyday
lives. Instead, we live in a world dominated by live streaming, smartphones and
those forecasters didn’t quite get the timing right, they got the technology
right. Today, we are at the brink of another technological boom. This time,
technologies like self-driving vehicles and robot assistants are under
development. Soon, these and the other exciting technologies described
below will go mainstream, changing the world in the process.
Imagine it’s 2022, and you’re doing
your weekly food shopping at the local supermarket. To save time, you hold up
your phone, which highlights all the areas in the store where you can find the
items on your list. Another filter lets you see where the best sales are.