5G will be the thing of the coming years. If I'm understanding what is really going on, 5G can actually allow a plethora of devices to communicate with each other effortlessly. A quick search on Google yields that 5G is 20 times faster than 4G. Whether this is true or not, one thing that is true is that devices can speak to each other way faster than before. This opens up more innovation and infrastructure demands.
The video below shows that China is heading in the direction where more machines will replace humans in labor-intensive jobs. The day when we need an extra pair of human hands may be over sooner than later because smarter machines with AI capability can actually think for themselves and carry themselves in jobs effortlessly. Nonetheless, AI machines without 5G will be like a pony that just starts learning how to walk.
5G will allow AI machines to transfer data fast and constantly so that things can speed up even more for decision-making, planning, communication and so much more. I think with 5G, self-driving car technology is much more believable since you can have many self-driving cars detect each other easier at once with reliable faster 5G data transfer. Furthermore, smart highways and roads are going to get better and more fitting for self-driving cars because 5G will allow faster communication between cars and traffic infrastructures.
If you're guessing I don't know what I'm talking about, you may be right. After all, 5G is so new and I haven't seen it firsthand or used it in real life. Nonetheless, according to the information I could Google, 5G is 20 times faster than 4G. Right now I'm using 4G on my smartphone but I think 4G is already quite fast. I can imagine how crazier it could get if I got 5G.
A day ago I briefly encountered an article that described how 5G could destroy the need for the cloud. Then I briefly read over the article's comments that displeased how the article's author was too lacking of knowledge since the commenters didn't see how 5G could destroy the cloud since the cloud is about centralization of data storage.
Personally, though, I don't see how centralizing storage like the cloud could go away since data redundancy is always a priority, especially in the age of AI which is driven by data. Of course, all bets are off when AI becomes self-conscious since such AI needs no human data to drive its own logic. Until then, the cloud stays important.
I also think that 5G could allow the decentralization of networks to become a thing too! How come? Local devices and storage will be able to talk faster to any other storage and device across the world -- destroying the need of having to plan and engineer a network that is catering to the importance of distance. Although we are already in the age of information where distance isn't as relevant as in the 19th century for communication, 5G may make distance even more irrelevant when it comes to data communication.
Basically, instead of waiting for minutes for a movie to be downloaded onto your device, you may only have to wait for a few seconds to have your movie when you use the 5G network. 5G data can cross secure communication channels much faster and more reliably since faster data transfer allows faster data integrity checks and whatnot. Perhaps, we could see shopping, banking, and other important financial-related activities across the world on the world wide web to be more reliable and faster -- better experience overall!
In summary, I think 5G will be awesome! I would love to see not only a cellular network but also a home network to be able to transfer speed that is as fast as 5G or better. This way, everything will be at the same pace and everyone will be using faster Internet speed. What's not to like when you can get a whole 4K movie to be downloaded in a few seconds, right?