Note: we're talking about the communications technology here, not the DC comic event.

So, I hear two thing about this.

One camp holds 5G as the key to autonomous vehicles and a host of other civilization-altering advances.

Another camp dismisses it as a sales gimmick, holding that the signal is so finicky and easily blocked that it's going to prove near useless.

The US is frantic to keep China from owning its distribution, and China is just as frantic to become THE dominant 5G provider. So somebody thinks it means something.

Your thoughts?