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Mayor's Hope Journal

  • Seoul, a Digital City
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 544]

  • Mayor's Hope Journal SMG 1571


    Where are you now? It’s Friday night, and if you are thinking about heading back home on the subway, you should be getting out of work just now. Let me give you some food for thought on your way home – a wearable device that pays your bus fair as soon as you step onboard or a missing child prevention bracelet that can be used to track the real-time location of the child wearing it. Have you ever thought about these things? Safety training through virtual reality; discovering collective issues using cloud sourcing. Digitalization is already changing the world in which we live. A group of people who are daring to imagine a “digital Seoul” are passionately creative. Citizens imagine and Seoul will practice and act on it. Here are some of the ideas presented by the Facebook group “What can digital do for Seoul?” https://www.facebook.com/groups/digitalforseoul/

    1. Wearable bus fare card: Step onto the bus, and your fare will be paid.


    2. Missing child prevention bracelet: innovation isn’t about specifications but solutions

    3. “Maps will be a key platform for the Internet of Things.” http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?year=2014&no=1241883