A digital city to emerge in South Korea

As part of an ambitious pilot programme, the fully-connected New Songdo City, near Seoul, is to be inaugurated in 2020. Project began in 2001; 1st phase completed in 2009 The idea is somewhat fanciful to say the least: building a city from scratch on reclaimed land for a cost of around 30 billion dollars, as a symbol of the ultimate in state-of-the-art urban development. For the residents of this smart, hyper-connected city, wallets and keys will be a thing of the past: everything from underground and bus tickets to parking a car, from opening doors to hiring a car will...

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