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Blockchain, AI, AR & VR: Korean government shows how these technologies will impact Korean’s daily life

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The government of South Korea’s most populous province, Gyeonggi-do, hosted a successful exhibition to show how the future of the country will look like with technologies like blockchain, 5G, AR/VR, AI, and many more. The exhibition called ​“Gyeonggi Future Show 2020”​, was organized by Gyeonggi-do Province in the frame of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and was held from November 26th to the 29th. It allowed residents to experience firsthand how multiple technologies will positively impact their lives in the near future, all while maintaining the necessary precautions and a non-face-to-face approach.

For this event, the organizers invited leading Korean companies in each field in order to display the best each technology has to offer for the future way of living for millions of Koreans. SK Telecom provided the AR/VR experience which consisted of an augmented reality service that allows users to enjoy time with AR animals like dinosaurs, trolls and more. SK Telecom also provided a “XBOX Game Pass” that allowed users to enjoy 900 different types of content, including movies and games in 360 degrees of video without the need to download them.

Visitors were able to enjoy digital tours to multiple locations with VR technology provided by Mammo6, the nation’s top social VR developer. This was a welcomed experience for Korean residents who have been limiting their activities and following restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

Coinplug was selected to represent blockchain technology in this event and to provide entrance passes to visitors with MYKEEPiN app. With this blockchain-based identification app, visitors easily registered with a QR and participated in multiple activities along the exhibition while keeping their personal information protected. Organizers of the event wanted to use DID for two reasons: to showcase the technology and to address the concerns regarding data protection caused by contact tracing methods used to control the spread of the corona virus in the country.

Robots were also part of the exhibition. In particular, there was a “quarantine robot” which moved around the event checking visitors’ temperatures and dispensing antibacterial gel. With this exhibition, Gyeonggi-do Province hopes to familiarize its citizens with new technologies that will have a greater impact on their way of life.

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