'Speed of Thought' documentary highlights first wave of 5G visionaries
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NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “Speed of Thought” a documentary directed by Emmy-Award winning documentarian, Mila Aung-Thwin, explores how Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband will improve how we live, work and play. The film gives viewers an inside look at how visionaries are using advanced connectivity to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges and working on solutions that put humanity at the center of this next chapter of innovation.
From a robotic medical device that could enable doctors to perform minimally invasive heart interventions on patients thousands of miles away, to a mask that could someday allow firefighters to see through smoke, and an augmented reality learning experience that immerses students in the history of civil rights, each story within the film focuses on passionate creators exploring ways 5G will make us smarter, safer, and more compassionate.
“Consumers have a lot of questions about what 5G is and the impact it will have,” said Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon. “The truth is, 5G is going to change everything. Using this type of longform content as an educational tool gives ‘Speed of Thought’ a critical role in helping consumers understand 5G and it’s societal impact.”
The documentary will premiere today at TechCrunch Disrupt to an audience of entrepreneurs and tech leaders who are shaping the future of business and disruptive technology. The film will be available September 16 on Amazon Prime Video, Peacock and Fios on Demand.
“We are sitting on the cusp of the next industrial revolution and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to completely reimagine our future,” said Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business. “The innovators featured within ‘Speed of Thought’ are forging the way for life saving technology and societal advanement. There’s never been a more important time in the history of our world to innovate and build a future that’s more safe, inclusive and accessible to all.”
Saving lives in a heartbeat
These innovators are working toward a more safe and connected world using Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband. In addition to watching 5G in action, “Speed of Thought” provides a brief history of wireless connectivity, as well as the importance of low latency and the role it plays in the success of next generation technologies.
For more information, visit SpeedofThoughtFilm.com
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