How wireless technology will change the world in the next 10 years

After 10 years, the city will pervade the wireless data transmission system and energy.Compiled guide to the wireless future and the most interesting thing in it: the Internet operating at the speed of light, and the battery charger without wires, built-in furniture.

Gigabit Internet wirelesslyGigabit Internet in 5-10 years will flow into the house by wireless channel from special transmitters to home routers. Technology distribution network with a speed of 125 megabytes per second is developing a startup, Starry. Throughout the city will be located a miniature system of distribution to the Internet. Their signals are read by the antennas and modems that are installed outside the house. Then, the connection would come via cable to your Wi-fi router. The technology is already being tested in beta mode in Boston, the startup promises to launch the service in other cities by the end of 2016.

The Google Fiber project is also looking for a way to get rid of fiber optic cables, laying of which is costly. The company plans to test high-speed wireless broadband access in 24 districts of the United States, including in 12 cities.

Light instead of radio wavesTo replace Wi-fi, using radio frequency, comes Li-fi transmission format of digital data through light. Fast flashing of the LEDs allows to transmit communications via visible light (VLC). Just install the microchip into the light device and it can work on a VLC Protocol.

Speed data transfer by Li-fi can reach up to 224 gigabits per second, that is, 28.6 gigabytes per second. In these figures the video in 8K format with a length of 90 minutes can be downloaded in 22 seconds. The company Velmenni promises to provide a product based on this technology in the next 2-3 years.

Wireless charging

In the next 10 years, wireless charging devices will be widespread. The furniture company will begin to implement a charging installation in their products. A leader in the development of this concept is recognized as IKEA, which has already released tables and lamps with built-in charging system. Over time, wireless systems power-UPS will appear in public places — in restaurants, airports and universities.

The next step in the development of technology will become the charging system for laptops. Intel and WiTricity are already developing special mats to power the computers. The company WiTricity, in principle, want to create a single standard wireless chargers for most items in the house. The developers promise that to charge the device even at a distance of several meters. Smartphone and laptop can be charged just being in the house, that completely changes the rules of the game.

ProblemsAll of these technologies is expected in the near future, but right now the wires are not going to disappear because in many respects they still benefit from wireless counterparts. Have wireless headphones junk batteries and have problems with the connection, the wireless mouse slow down, and wireless charging takes more time than standard make-up through the USB cable.

Another problem that inhibits the development of the Internet of things is the lack of uniform standards. Companies are constantly inventing improved the Bluetooth system, but I can't bring them to market due to lengthy process of evaluation and registration. The Protocol 5G is no single set of standards, so it probably remains at the stage of concept than a finished solution. Also lack of infrastructure. Companies have to pay for access to certain wireless spectrum bands. published




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