We are already living in an hyper-connected age.
In the future we'll see more and more Telecommunications and ICT "disappearing" into the reality, bringing to a "complex" interplay between all socio-economic variables. Network Science will have a key role in contributing to the challenge of rewriting the equation of Internet, and in turn of the Digital Society and Economy.
And "algorithms" will literally shape our world. Have a look at this nice talk:
It's about "blurring" borders, and looking at the services from an end-to-end perspective: just imagine a highly distributed execution environment, based on an ultra-low latency fabric of connectivity bridging the "containers", logical resources where the software component (pieces of the service) are run.
This will mean an impressive flexibility, but also a very challenging "complexity" in management/control/orchestration of 5G resources and services: for the first time we're realizing that complexity rather than bandwidth will be the most challenging barrier to 5G developments.