5G and “environmental” communications: the promise of a science fiction world just around the corner.
The emergence of the fifth generation of wireless communication technologies, which promises to boost the connection of devices exponentially and end latency, will mean the impulse of a new milestone in the history of communications as relevant as the appearance of television or that of the internet and social networks at the dawn of the millennium.
5G will multiply the current connection speed by at least 10 and will allow to go from 10,000 to a million connected devices per square kilometer. In this way, the new generation will facilitate the gradual implementation of the internet of things
Red Falcon, director of this California-based corporation anticipates that with the implementation of 5G technologies “will evolve into a communications infrastructure that will encompass all wireless networks, integrated sensors, cloud computing and artificial intelligence to add layers of meaning and responsiveness to our world. We will be completely wrapped in technology, where everything around us will be collecting, processing and returning data.” A new challenge for privacy.
However, what is most striking about this report are the applications it predicts for the coming years, which will radically change our habits and the way we relate to the world, as well as our digital skills .
“Over the next decade, haptics, augmented reality, and processing capabilities will allow us to break free from the flat version of virtual space and experience digital overlays physically. New ways to experience mixed reality will emerge, allowing us to experience a shared physical presence across time and space, giving our finite physical spaces the vastness of virtual reality.”
Animation and resuscitation
Advertising , marketing and communication in general will experience a revolution with new formats. But so will personal relationships with both living and missing characters. “The human humagrams or holograms of living, deceased or fictitious characters” will occupy a new place in everyday relationships. In the future, if we incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning into these technologies, holograms will be able to behave as a real person who had been monitored for years would have done, since the system would have learned from their responses to any situation and could replicate them .
Expansion of the senses
Hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch are heading “towards a global network presence”, which will allow “unfolding our senses on demand almost anywhere on our planet”.
“Telepresence robots will send our eyes and ears to the sky, under the ocean surface, or to places that could affect us, such as areas contaminated by radioactive leaks.” “Eventually”, explains the study, “wireless sensors will be able to transmit multisensory information that will allow us to smell and taste”, for example, “cuisine served on another continent” and have “sensory experiences in other places”.
Biomarkers will “track, store and respond with our biometric data, such as body temperature, heart rate, perspiration or eye movement” in private and public contexts. “These data points may be transmitted in real time” to third parties so that they can analyze them and “better understand” behavior in the face of various external stimuli.” “The results of these analyzes can be used as feedback to instantly change and improve our experiences, optimizing them based on user data.”
Smartphones are already part of our lives and the number of photos and videos we take every day reaches “more than a trillion a day” in the world. “In the next decade, we will see the rise of wearable cameras and systems that go beyond simple capture to actively curate the most precious moments of our lives.” These devices will use “a combination of sensors” to understand “the emotional reactions of the user” and will allow these memories to be stored and shared.
Entertainment orchestrated by machines
The algorithms will work hand in hand with writers and composers in the creation of their content. The data will “illuminate” the creative process to “please” the audience. Literature, cinema and music, among other sectors, will find new ways of creation. “The writer or composer will define a set of parameters,” and the robots “will create an endless supply of new and unique work programmed to please a specific crowd, niche, or audience.”
“The machines will be able to identify the phenomena of the world” which will facilitate new ways of searching and classifying at all levels. “Advances in computer vision, natural language, and machine learning will automate the process of tagging people, places, and objects in photos, video, and audio.”
5G and its real impact
The possibilities and applications anticipated by the Institute for the Future are not as distant as they seem. The truth is that the impact of the new networks will facilitate the expansion of technology to all areas and will affect people’s daily lives.