The Road to 5G Technology      

  April 8, 2020

An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society

  5G Cellular Service is Coming
   I first saw Television in 1933. It was one of the exhibits in the Science and Industry Hall at the Chicago World’s Fair. A primitive system built by engineers employed by Radio Corporation of America used a whirling disk in front of a bank of regular light bulbs to send a flickering image of Mickey Mouse by radio waves to an array of cathode ray oscilloscopes located a hundred or so feet distant.

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   It did little to impress a six-year-old, nor some several million fair attendees.

   17 years later, I bought a Dumont TV set, with a four-inch, black and white display. There was one TV Station on the air, 70 miles away, in St.Louis, Missouri. A crew of relatives helped me raise a 125-foot pole with a huge multi-element antenna on top, so a blurred, fading “snowy” image of a puppet named Howdy Doody could be seen from time to time by our children and a multitude of their friends. I guess this could be called “First Generation Television” or 1G,

   Through several mutations, we got to 4G in this decade, and I have to admit that it is pretty dog-gone good. Hand-held cell-phones are nothing short of fabulous.

   We haven’t experienced 5G in Tucson, yet. But those who are testing it in six major American cities are reportedly blown away.

   5G is going to usher in a whole new age of digital everything. It will augment the proliferation of accident-free, autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, holographic images (Just imagine bringing your doctor’s image to you!). The least miracle will be your ability to download a complete movie in six seconds!.

-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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