Dr Yong-Kyung Lee, head of Korea Telecom and a policy advisor to the Korean government, amazed delegates with his descriptions of high tech Korea. Lee was a Bell Labs R&D guy for years, but for the last decade has had an entire country to play with.
But one factoid emerged unscripted.
There are now 100 hospital centres to treat people for internet addiction in Korea, he told us casually.
This brought gasps of astonishment from the audience, as well it might. Can anyone confirm this? Have you checked into a Korean internet addiction centre recently? If so, send us an email. In fact, send us an email if you’re in Korea and had an accident and were looking for A&E, or were visiting a relative, but wandered into a Korean internet addiction centre by mistake. We don’t care. We want to know more.
When Carter’s Digital Britain report is published, we’ll look out to see if the therapy industry will be rewarded here, as it is over there.
It’s going to get Britain booming again.
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