5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – October 14

Silcon Harlem's Clayton Banks

Here’s this week’s rundown of our favorite pieces of 5G news and stories about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

Tech Renaissance in Harlem: Silicon Harlem advocates for all citizens to participate in the digital economy, and its CEO, Clayton Banks, was one of our first “Faces of 5G.” Both Banks and the organization he co-founded were recently in the news as PIX11 stopped by to check out Silicon Harlem’s walk-in innovation center. Watch and read more here.

The Next Gaming Evolution – The widespread adoption of augmented reality will be the next big evolution in the gaming space, and 5G will be the driver. While expanding on that prediction, Arm Treasure Data’s Tom Treanor throws out a stat that underscores the power of 5G and how transformative it will be: “5G provides for million connections per square kilometer. This capability to communicate massive amounts of data in near real time will enable a new wave of connectivity and entertainment.” Read more here.

Taking Smart to a New Level – BT Enterprise’s Brian Jackson argues that there is more to 5G than just faster internet speeds and connected devices. Jackson notes 5G is “about connecting communities with the technology they need to find solutions for problems that most people assume can never be solved.” Read more here.

Starry Sight – Students at two schools in Cleveland, Ohio are launching into space to learn about planets and stars. This experience is happening via Verizon’s 5G network and a virtual reality app called Visceral Science. Read more here.

IoT Future –Thrive Global breaks down the future of IoT, artificial intelligence, and 5G and says “5G is central” to IoT. Read more about their technology predictions over the next decade here.