Years of anticipation and apprehension is finally going to end as 5G technology is all set to launch later this year. If you’re having doubts about it, we’re here to tell that the hype is real and true. Apart from high-speed internet, this new technology is slated to become as revolutionary as the internet itself. Expect all kinds of gadgets and even cars and lights to be controlled by your phone. The world is also talking about the side effects, but for now, let’s find out what good will happen with the introduction of 5G.
Did you know that with the arrival of 5G, about 2/3 of American cities will turn into smart cities? This will mean a lot of improvements like improved air quality, traffic flow, public safety, and even better sewage system. Many of the cities have already started implementing various features. For example, San Diego has already installed a smart lighting system with sensors — the lights dim when no one is close by. This has saved $2 million a year and that’s huge. Imagine how much money as well as energy the technology will save! Pittsburgh, on the other hand, has installed lights with sensors for measuring air quality. San Francisco has got gun-shot detecting microphones in troubled neighborhoods. Definitely smarter than before!
Automation In Industries
Whether it is logistics, agriculture, or factories, there will be a huge revolution with the introduction of automation. It will be big in shipping, tracking, and delivery. Robots will become an integral part of factories where repetitive or dangerous jobs need to be done. As for agriculture, technology will come in handy by determining crop diseases and soil quality. It has been predicted that high-speed internet will be supporting a staggering 125 billion IoT devices by 2030. Many are referring to the 5G revolution as the fourth industrial revolution.
Driverless cars have already made the automobile industry sit up and take notice. Almost all big automobile companies are doing their own research to come up with driverless cars. Since “to err is human”, scientists decided to take away the human part from driving to reduce errors that lead to fatal accidents. But a lot of factors are involved in order for cars to become completely autonomous. While on the road, driverless cars need to continuously interact with cars around it as well as the traffic lights. Hence, sensors need to be in all these places, and they should respond super fast, too. For all these to happen seamlessly, a super-fast internet will be needed and 5G is just the answer to it.
Have you experienced feeling irritated and anxious while waiting for long hours in a doctor’s clinic when you are sick? It can be especially difficult for seniors. Hence, telemedicine is the newest entrant in the world of medicine and health care in general. Pathological tests might take a backseat as wearable devices will be able to send all the reports about your body to the doctor. Things will be so advanced that earlier detection of heart attack, strokes, or other emergency situations will be possible, saving the lives of many. Personalized and customized medicines will be the new age of health care and even telesurgery will become a reality thanks to the 5G network. In case you are thinking that these are still far off into the future, you are wrong! In January this year, Chinese surgeons performed telesurgery on a pig which was 30 miles away. The surgery was a success!
AR and VR will finally become more common and popular. It will make remote working more enjoyable as you will be able to work side by side with your colleagues who are in another city, country, or even continent. Also, watching matches will be more gratifying now as you might feel like you are present at the stadium itself. Imagine sitting in San Francisco and going on a shopping trip to the Shinjuku district in Tokyo during lunch break. You can actually walk down the street, choose your stuff, and get them shipped to your home after paying. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Now, that you know all these, we bet you can’t wait for 5G to be launched. It is not too far away but might take time to become the dominant technology.