How will this change everyday experience?
5G is not a magic pill. What the low latency and high bandwidth really means is that every person has a new and more efficient way to gain information from cloud computing, where a huge amount of information can be delivered to a relatively ‘dumb’ device such as your ‘smart’ phone or tablet. In real terms, this means that all anyone will actually need to access a potential new wealth of technology is a screen, which could make expensive hardware purchases based on the capability of the device something of the past. These new devices are called ‘thin clients’ and a whole new industry will be formed around them.
Thin clients will become an access point to new services and products; it is a skeleton key to the fourth industrial revolution and how we interact with these thin clients will dramatically change. At the moment we are still interacting with technology in the same way we have since the 60s, via a screen, mouse and keyboard (yes touchpads/interactive screens, but the principle is the same). We are still being forced to be technology-literate, 5G will allow us to build hardware and services that are people-literate, allowing us to communicate over and with technology in the same way that we communicate with each other, voice, touch, smell etc..
This is where immersive technology plays a role, as all devices will be thin clients capable of streaming services which are streaming from the cloud, giving us the most realistic VR experience or being able to deliver spatially mapped AR content to every corner of the globe via the AR cloud. The AR cloud offers a whole new platform for experience. It could be seen as the next internet, an internet that is spatially mapped against our real world. This is where the magic really starts to happen.