The Internet of Things (IoT)

I hope everyone reading this is enjoying their summer as much as I have been doing! This summer I have been studying at Seoul National University, in South Korea.  A country widely hailed as one of the most technologically innovative in the world. I found evidence for this as soon as I landed in Incheon airport. A friendly robot kindly directed me to the exit, what an example of Wi-Fi connectivity and IoT in real life! The courses I took, International Relations and Macroeconomics, provided a great opportunity to both travel and study abroad. Given the political circumstance of North Korea, it was a particularly exciting time to be there.

Wi-Fi and learning

While it was hard work, the classes took place 09:00 – 18:00. The weekends were filled with a lot of fun and exciting exploration, the city of Seoul is one of the largest in the world meaning I was never short of things to do.  From exploring the many markets, hiking in the surrounding mountains, or singing my heart out at one of the many noraebang establishments. What’s more, the city is very connected, the abundance of Wi-Fi networks and IoT connections meant I never got lost (except when I wanted to).

Monks have Wi-Fi

The country of South Korea also has an excellent transport system nationwide, even the most remote parts are easily accessible. The  high-speed trains can take you from one end of the country to the other in a matter of hours. Perhaps one of the highlights of my trip was spending a weekend in a Buddhist temple in the west coast of the country. There I learnt more about the Buddhist culture and its origins in the country. Believe it or not, monks too have excellent Wi-Fi! My time in South Korea was a wonderful experience and I would thoroughly recommend you all take a trip there!

 

A wonderful trip, back to the day job, Wi-fi for Landlords and marketing and Landlord Broadband!