5G, like 4G and 3G, is a digital network which hosts the internet and mobile device networks. If you think that 5G is just another development on 4G I'd like to point out that it's not. Nothing of the sort. 5G is also referred to as the 'smart grid', 'broadband everywhere' or simply 'the internet of things' (IoT).
The paradigm shift in information technology
There are three major changes which make 5G technology completely different to current or previous technology systems.
- 5G broadband networks are completely wireless. The 5G network is based on a 'cloud' with increased frequencies of 28GHz, 39GHz and even 100Ghz (up from speeds of 4Ghz). This creates much faster broadband speeds on all devices with instantaneous response and download speeds.
- Machine learning capabilities. 5G also offers a paradigm shift in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. This gives computers and processors the ability to learn and process information to make autonomous decisions. This means that computers, various devices and even smartphones will be able to learn from all human conscious thinking processes and be able to independently use language and make decisions.
- Greater surveillance capabilities from new ways of identifying, processing and managing information. New 'smart' devices which are connected to the grid or the 'cloud' will have new ways of processing information. They will be able to read biometrics, bone marrow data, see through walls and solid objects, and with this technology there will be an increase in smart devices, including household appliances, which will be able to monitor, track, record and identify you.