Watch Speed of Thought, a documentary from the 5G frontier

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Wireless communication has come a long way—from the world’s first commercial cellular phone call, placed in 1983, to the on-demand experiences available today at the tap of a smartphone. For all this progress, innovators still needed a network that could power their boldest visions, and enable activities that were once unthinkable.Enter 5G. The fifth generation of wireless technology has the potential to significantly expand the promise of wireless communication, so that dangerous work might be made less hazardous and educational instruction made more dynamic. Speed of Thought, a new documentary produced in partnership with Verizon and available to stream beginning on September 16 on Amazon Prime and other channels, explores several of these high-impact scenarios.Viewers are introduced to some tantalizing possibilities that 5G might make viable: Could surgery be remotely performed from Boston on a patient in San Francisco? Could wearable technology help firefighters see through smoke? Could AR help close the education gap? And can the Internet of Things be harnessed to help make streets safer?Read on to learn how the first wave of 5G visionaries, featured in Speed of Thought, are poised to use next-generation wireless technology to help serve the greater good on a …

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