How will edge computing evolve in the near future?

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CEO in Manufacturing, 11 - 50 employees
From an edge computing standpoint, 5G will enable us to go from one lane of freeway to 100 lanes in terms of capacity and the sheer volume of data that we’ll be able to move. And thinking about it from a speed standpoint, latency will be 1/10th. It's 10x faster and 100x more bandwidth. So whether we like it or not, when these things truly light up you’ll have AI chips, full 5G capabilities, femtocells, picocells and everything else distributed, because it is required. There are 10x more towers that need to be localized with people than we have today.

So there are lots of problems with that but it will be user-driven and machine-driven. Because when I can do 100x more bandwidth and 10x faster, the user experience will drive the behavior of what happens in the background. There’s no way this data tsunami that’s coming in can be processed in the core so there's a business demand that will come in.
CEO & Founder in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Edge computing is an evolving paradigm for all of us to figure out as our insatiable appetite for features, technology, and convenience grows. Because we don't know what we don't know and some visionary will come along and say, "You need this." And then suddenly that becomes a way of life. Now the innovation cycles are moving at a much faster pace than when the first iPhone came out and edge will be one of those catalysts or drivers for that innovation.
CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Edge will be way more than delegating computing power and data processes. It will also be about delegating business decisions and user experience while creating a whole new slew of services and revenue streams. But it will create new risks and new opportunities as well. For instance, how do you build a business when you are not at the center of all the data flow processes and the compute framework?
CEO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
As our tools and solutions/platforms continue to improve and the prices drop, we'll move from the efficiency focused (much less visible to the casual observer) edge that makes up much of the deployments to-date to more solutions that will have a an obvious impact on our day-to-day lives (Heath, AR/VR, Eduction, WFA options, etc). 

Improvements in the following will help lower the barriers to entry and accelerate growth:
Operationalizing heterogeneous hardware platforms in widely distributed horizontal environments
Improved AI/ML options off cloud
Low cost hardware options
Improved localized high bandwidth networking (I.e., 5G) 
Etc., etc..

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