A CONNECTED FUTURE
The future is happening right now. A future of connectivity 2.0 where the worldwide web builds a global village of devices that are all about interconnectivity. In this future, cars communicate using advanced Internet streaming, conversing with infrastructure and cellular devices, all using an intricate array of gigabyte transfers. Far-fetched fiction fantasy? Nope, well not since MTN and Ericson recently showed that we are on the brink of stepping into ultra-connectivity at the pilot launch of its 5G wireless network. Using this 5G network, a driver was tasked to navigate a course wearing a Virtual Reality headset that received a constant 1.6 Gbps data download stream from a series of 4K cameras. This allowed him to virtually see his surroundings at nearly zero lag with a maximum registered latency of only five milliseconds. So, yes the future is here, and the network technology is usable; however, it is projected that it will only roll out at around 2023.