Why South Korea Is the Future You Never Knew You Needed

11 months ago

South Korea is a country that seems to be living in the future. With public park benches that wirelessly charge your phone, ramen cup-shaped hotel rooms, poop-themed cafes, and fingerprint-recognition door locks, it’s clear that innovation is at the forefront of their culture. In this article, we’ll explore some of the fascinating ways South Korea is leading the way in technological advancements and unique experiences.

1. South Korea offers lonely young people a $500 monthly payment.

South Korea is shaking things up by offering a sweet deal to young people who refuse to leave the comfort of their own homes. That’s right, you can now get paid a whopping $500 a month just by attending school, going to work, and restoring your daily routine! It’s the ultimate dream for homebodies and introverts alike.

2. This movie theater has a slide inside.

3. You can dine in a toilet-themed cafe.

4. You can visit this 2D Cafe that looks like it’s taken from the pages of a coloring book.

5. An intercity bus, complete with chargers, a table, and a footrest

6. “This Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea has a spot to pour your drink out before throwing it away.”

7. There’s a room filled with couches for anyone to take a nap in at the airport.

8. “New Seoul subway trains tell you how crowded each cell is by color.”

9. Bus stations can look like this!

10. “This staircase at Seomun Market tries to depict how many calories you’ve burned and how many seconds you’ve added to your life.”

11. Are you familiar with sock vending machines?

12. Or even better, flower vending machines?

13. “A free mouthwash dispenser in the mall restroom in Seoul, Korea”

14. “This hotel in Korea has wide, pink parking spaces just for women.”

15. “I’m staying in Korea right now and apparently there’s a TV channel dedicated to dogs...as in programming FOR dogs.”

16. Movie tickets can look like this.

17. “Solar-powered benches here in Seoul, South Korea, complete with USB and wireless charging docks”

18. “Korean KTX trains play ’healing broadcasts’ where they just show newborn puppies rolling around for 5 minutes.”

19. “In South Korea, they camouflage cell towers to look like trees.”

20. “A bathroom in the Incheon airport has a clock embedded in the mirror.”

21. “The building across from my hotel looks like a zipper.”

A surprising fact that really shows South Korea is living in the future is its age counting system. If a baby is born on December 31, they will be 1 day old on January 1 of the next year, according to our system. Meanwhile, in South Korea, if a baby is born on the last day of the year, they are considered 1 year old; on the first day of the New Year, January 1, they will turn 2 years old. For official government documents, legal procedures, and age limits on beginning school, the international system is used, which is the one we are all so familiar with.

22. “Starbucks in Seoul is offering used coffee grounds for gardening.”

23. “The trashcans at Gimpo Airport in Seoul look like luggage and have clear receptacles.”

24. “This public toilet in Seoul with a face mirror when you sit down.”

25. The life expectancy of women is projected to break the 90-year-old barrier by 2030.

A new study has found that women born in South Korea in 2030 are projected to have an average life expectancy above 90, an unprecedented milestone. This means that Korean women will be living longer than anywhere else in the world at that point.

While South Korea’s women live long and prosper, with a life expectancy projected to break the 90-year-old barrier by 2030, Denmark’s ladies have another reason to celebrate — the freedom to be single and fabulous! In Denmark, women over 30-35 years old are considered totally okay and face no social pressure to settle down.

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