This NYU prof is trying to forecast 2035’s ‘Meerkat’

Elza Erkip of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, who studies what's wirelessly possible, previews the topics she'll cover at next month's Brooklyn 5G Summit.

Imagine yourself 20 years ago, in 1995, when email was a buzzy new technology that was slowly making inroads on college campuses across the country. What would you have thought then if someone told you you could one day broadcast live video over the internet from a little device roughly the size of a deck of cards? Yet, Meerkat is alive and conquering this year’s SXSW.

One researcher at Brooklyn’s NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is trying to forecast 2035’s “Meerkat.”

“I try to answer what is possible not only 5 years from today but in 20-30 years,” Elza Erkip, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, told us via email.

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