How 5G technology is changing the world

"GMA" sponsor Verizon takes us on a tour of their lab in New York City to give a glimpse at how 5G mobile technology is changing our everyday lives.
2:22 | 04/10/19

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It is time now for a closer look at the new technology that could change the way we live. We're about to change your life here. Work, play, all of it's going to be changed by our sponsor Verizon taking an inside look at their lab where they're bringing entrepreneurs and small companies to experiment with groundbreaking concepts that all use the power of 5g. Reporter: In movies like "Ironman 2" advanced technology seems to be the stuff of the For almost 20 years, still taking me to school. Reporter: But the future is closer than you think. 5gt is here, it's happening. It will usher in the next generation of wireless communication, speeds 100 times faster, band width 1,000 times greater and massive connectivity. Reporter: With the recent launch of their network, our sponsor, Verizon, is giving us a glimpse at how this innovative technology will shape our every day lives. Our guide, Nicki palmer, Verizon's head of technology and product development. Consumers are going to have this in their hands? Yes. They can get it now with the way they live, work, play and learn. 5g will impact all of that. Reporter: First up, a virtual dressing room. Volume etc data captures. What you see around us is over a dozen depth-sensing cameras. Imagine trying on some new clothes and sending a hologram of yourself to your friends to get some near real-time feedback. Reporter: Next, from the clothing racks to the grocery store. It's like online dating for food. Reporter: Using augmented reality paired with 5g, you can scan and identified allergins in food products and it happens in real time. To be able to walk down an aisle and get that information filtered for you would be transforming the experience. Reporter: And ar is also headed to the or. Whoa. Reporter: By using those special glasses, doctors can create 3-d models resulting in potentially more precise surgeries. Verizon 5g service is available today with a smartphone in Chicago and Minneapolis, and it will be rolling out in more than 30 U.S. Cities in 2019. Such cool technology.

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