6G is Already on Its Way
Updated: Dec 25, 2021
The world has just begun to embrace 5G, the new mobile broadband standard. With speeds that can far exceed the previous standard 4G, 5G promises a future with realistic VR, self-driving cars, remote surgeries, and even more connected smart devices (IoT). 5G hasn’t even been fully implemented globally yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from looking ahead and figuring out what 6G will be like.
Companies like LG and Huawei are already dedicating resources to the 6G race. Although the technology is still probably a decade away, experts in China have already theorized that 6G might be up to (1TB/s) 8,000 times faster than the already blistering speeds of 5G.
It’s hard to know what kind of effects that speed like that will have on our lives, especially when we don’t fully know what the effects of 5G will be. At the very least, 6G might reach speeds that current hardware will barely be able to keep up with, and communications latency will be virtually eliminated, and insanely innovative technologies are sure to emerge. Theorized uses that fall under the insanely innovative category are the advancement in artificial intelligence and controlling technology with your mind.
What and where 6G can improve our lives will become more apparent with the full rollout of 5G but what is clear is that it will likely be the start of the next technology revolution.