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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

South Korean City of the Future

From Engadget,

Seems [South Korea is] whipping up a brand new metropolis called New Songo, a “ubiquitous city” being built 40 miles outside Seoul, which, like the world’s largest gadget, will serve as one of the largest integrated technology testbeds ever conceived. Billed as the next stage of development for technology-enabled living, New Songo will equipped [sic] with a $297 million RFID research center when completed in 2014, and its 65,000 residents will all have homes with electronic locks, integrated videoconferencing, VoD, and unified systems and services down to details like each resident having a non-identity linked smartcard that transacts purchases, grants entry to mass transit, parking, and opens your front door at the end of the day (uhh).
There's some pretty cool-sounding words in there. I'm pretty sure it'd be a while before something like that appeared in America. There's probably still enough people here that have read 1984.

Still, it does sound cool.


Berkana said...

It's just asking to receive an EMP attack. Then, the city of the future will suddenly become the fancy stone aged city where nothing works.

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