Platforms for 5G
Over the next several years, superfast 5G mobile networks promise to shake up a variety of industries, particularly those on the cutting edge, including technology and automotive. But 5G, the wireless successor to today's 4G, may also revolutionize the farming industry, which has long been slow to adopt innovations. Wireless sensors connected through 5G could monitor field conditions and detect when crops need watering, pesticides, or fertilizer, experts say. It could also help with tracking livestock and guiding agricultural drones and self-driving tractors. The result for agriculture, in theory, would be improved crop yields and higher-quality produce. But making the promise a reality is unlikely to be quick or easy. Watch Prasad Kalyanasundaram talk about How 5g will effect platforms as diverse as farming.