* Date : 2018-11-15
Money Monster Episode 24
Expansion of augmented reality experiences
Augmented reality refers to the reality-based display environment that overlays digital information. By collaborating with various technologies, it has created new markets and emerged as a core technology that brings innovative changes. Museum is one of the areas that has implemented the technology. Instead of pictures and descriptions, an augmented reality technology was introduced in order to reproduce the history as interesting contents. Visitors can have augmented reality experiences only by putting a smartphone close to the exhibited relics. Also, augmented reality technology has been applied to educational contents. The pictures drawn by users can appear on animations, books, films and games as main characters, so it provides vivid and realistic experiences to users. Augmented reality experience services have also been introduced to a theme park. The technology has also been applied to sand, instead of a display environment. We look into the rise of augmented reality market, which has increased the satisfaction level of consumers by developing diversified types of contents.
Evolution of biometrics technology
A lot of users have applied a lock screen to their smartphones, and they should enter passwords or use fingerprints to unlock. People usually go through a lot of authentication procedures in daily lives, when using mobile phone, managing banking businesses and entering the places that have a security system. Therefore, simplified technologies with improved safety has garnered a lot of attention and biometrics technology is one of them. Biometrics technology uses the unique characteristics of different body parts. At the beginning, most of the biometrics technologies mainly used fingerprint or iris. However, different types of biometrics technologies have been introduced. In case of a face recognition technology, it has been used to simplify the immigration inspection services. Also, it has been applied to a door lock for homes. Moreover, a lot of domestic banks have provided convenient services by implementing a vein recognition technology. It is possible to make a deposit or withdraw money only by scanning a palm, without a wallet. Also, people can buy a movie ticket by scanning their palms at a movie theater. We introduce the ongoing development of biometrics technology, which has been closely connected with people's daily lives.
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone is the first inland city that was designated as a free economic zone. Based on the geographical benefits of the district which has airport, railways and expressways at a short distance, about 200 research institutes and 52 universities have been built in the region and it has formed improved infrastructure with excellent manpower. Three among eight districts have already been developed and along with the improved infrastructure for talented manpower, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone has focused on developing knowledge-based industries and service sector. A global center which will play a critical role in the field of wireless power transmission was recently established in Gyeongsan Knowledge Industry District. Necessary facilities for the international authorized test and researches will be introduced. And inflow of manpower for knowledge-based industries is expected to take place by fostering small and medium-sized businesses. Along with the strengths of the medical industrial cluster, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone has emerged as a hub of knowledge-based service industries including medicine and IT skills. And the growing number of companies have signed MOUs in order to create a greater synergy effect. Moreover, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone has offered an optimized environment for the management of businesses. Also, by providing cultural and educational facilities, it has improved the quality of lives of the local residents and developed a convenient residential environment. We explore Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone, which has emerged as a hub of global knowledge-based industries.