When completed in 2014, South Korea's new New Songdo City will exemplify a digital way of life or U-life, or that's the plan. All major information systems (residential, medical, business,...

When completed in 2014, South Korea’s new New Songdo City will exemplify a digital way of life or "U-life", or that’s the plan. All major information systems (residential, medical, business, governmental, etc.) share data, and computers are to be built into the houses, streets and office buildings.

An example of this info-society in action is the resident’s smart-card house key. The same key can be used to get on the subway, pay a parking meter, see a movie, borrow a free public bicycle and so on. It’ll be anonymous and won’t be linked to your identity.

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