* Date : 2018-03-01
Hologram was designated as one of the five major technologies that will lead the global market in the future. A lot of advanced hologram technologies have been developed in private companies as well as research institutes. And it is expected to become a 75 billion dollar market by the year 2025. Performing art, which puts top priority on lively directing, is one of the areas that a lot of different hologram technologies have been implemented. Moreover, restoration technology is another area that has implemented hologram techniques. Restoration of cultural assets has been led to the development of various cultural products. On Smart Korea, we introduce the ongoing development of hologram technologies, which has strengthened its competitiveness in the market.
"Hopping" has recently received the limelight as a new trend. It means experiencing different kinds of products for a short period of time in order to find the one that suits the tastes of consumers. As a combined word of "hop" and "shopping," it refers to a consumption trend that tries various kinds of items in a short time instead of using a single item for a long period of time. Most of the young consumers tend to prefer small-size products that are packed in small portions. Therefore, beauty, food and pharmaceutical businesses have released various items targeting the recent consumption pattern of consumers. On Trend Biz, we report on "hopping," a rising consumption trend.
Fine dust has become a serious social issue facing Korea year by year. In January this year, the concentration of fine dust was so serious that the emergency measure was taken four times. The notorious fine dust has exerted a strong influence on the domestic economy as well. As people try not to go out on days with high fine dust concentrations, it has led to a depression in the consumption market. However, as it is an issue directly connected to people's health, the consumption of various items related to fine dust has continuously increased. Considering the growing interest of the public in clean air, a lot of new markets have been established as well. On Biz Issue, we look into the economic impact of the fine dust issue and the necessary measures taken by the government.