Getting online in super-wired South Korea
South Korea was utterly destroyed by war 60 years ago. Today, it’s replacing all textbooks in public schools with electronic tablets.
The country’s rise from the ashes mirrors that of Japan after World War II, but it now lays claim to the title of most wired nation on Earth, with high Internet penetration rates and bold plans for high-tech tools like household robots.
Developers are building a Robotland theme park that’s slated to open in 2016 in Incheon, home to Seoul’s main international airport, which of course has free Wi-Fi and public terminals with Internet access.
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