5G will impact on forestry - in a positive way?
The World Economic Forum speaks about Tech for Good and espouses the advent of 5G. The "potential 5G use cases as infinite, or at least only as finite as the frontier of human innovation", to quote Dan Rosenberg.
We wonder what impact it can have on forestry, and in particular Irish forestry. 5G aims to connect everything AND everyone - this means increases in reliability, efficiencies, security, safety and in the world of forestry, reductions in chemicals (albeit low versus other agricultural practices already), an improvement in timber volume forecasting which will bring along enhanced revenues.
It should also reduce on the ground management requirements, thus reducing the cost to the landowner/ investor. While all this technology is very welcome, it is a support tool to the expert foresters on the ground who know the land, the right tree's to be planted and have the relationships with all parties involved, from the forest service to the sawmills.
We certainly embrace new technology and look forward to rolling out innovative new service packages that will enhance your forestry and woodland portfolio.
The article I have referenced can be found via this link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/5g-is-about-to-change-the-world-in-ways-we-cant-even-imagine-yet/