Imagine sitting down to watch a movie and downloading the file not in minutes, but mere seconds.
5G, short for "new fifth generation cellular networks" promises lightning-fast wireless service. That kind of connectivity is expected to open the floodgates for innovations beyond the home and possibly lead to a new technological and economic boom. For instance, it could make self-driving cars an everyday reality in cities around the country.
The network has already been launched in several places, but a nationwide roll out hasn't gone entirely smoothly. Cities and the federal government have been fighting over how the expansion should happen, while others are raising national security concerns.
This week on Money Talking, about what it will take to make 5G a reality, and what that could mean for your city and your smartphone.
What’s in Store for Sears
Sears was once an iconic American retailer, selling everything from jewelry, to power tools, to and almost 3,500 stores.
But the company has proved unable to keep up in the 21st century and has been losing money for years. In October, the retailer filed for for . Once the largest retail company in the world, the future of Sears is looking grim.
This week on Money Talking, , reporter at the New York Times, about what's in store for this former behemoth.
The Future of (We)Work
In just nine years, WeWork has gone from a company that offers shared office space for startups and freelancers to a global company valued at .
With over 300 locations around the world, WeWork has ambitions to be a lot more than a co-working space, but can it make good on its vision for the future of work and home? Then again, what exactly is that vision?
This week on Money Talking, Charlie Herman talks to , senior contributing writer to Fast Company about what WeWork is, and where it wants to go.
No Soft Landing for a 'Hard Brexit'
In a historic vote, the House of Commons in the United Kingdom decided decisively against a plan for exiting the European Union.
Members of Parliament voted 432 to 202 to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, marking one of the Conservative party members voting against her plan. The following day, May faced, and survived, a challenge to her leadership in a no-confidence vote.
For more than two years, the British government has been negotiating how it will leave the European Union before a March 29, 2019 deadline. May has been working to craft a deal that both European Union officials and her own government will accept. But that is looking more and more impossible. Leaving the EU without any deal in place could have massively negative consequences for Great Britain, and possibly even Europe and the United States.
This week on Money Talking, , US National Editor for the Financial Times .
One Man’s $100 Billion Vision for the Future
Tech companies are rapidly shaping our lives — often in ways we do not even realize. Artificial intelligence and automation are transforming sectors from manufacturing to transportation to real estate.
One of the people creating that future is in 2016.
By directing huge investments into tech startups such as Uber, WeWork, Slack, and many others, Son hopes to accelerate technological advancements, whether the rest of the world is ready for it or not.
This week on Money Talking, , a senior contributing writer at Fast Company whose profile of Son and the company is the cover story for the magazine's February issue.