January 17, 2020 Feature

The History and Future of 5G

By Larry W. Thorpe, PhD, JD

Handheld mobile devices are everywhere throughout the world, and there is great “value” in having the ability to access voice, data, and messaging service anywhere, at any time of the day or night. These days, many of us now rely on having a smartphone 24/7. Along with this reliance on our devices, we also have been seduced into “needing” the newest, best, and most up-to-date handheld device regardless of its cost. We have also been “trained” to replace our current smartphone for the next generation because, like the Polaroid Instant Cameras and Palm Pilots of yesteryear, there is a certainty of generational obsolescence of consumer products, and thus any mobile devices bought today will become useless antiques within a few years.

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