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Hightland - 2053 Tour

In 2053, the human race combined their advanced technologies in energy facility, urban agriculture, and healthcare to construct the future city “HI-Land.”
The expedition embarks on their journey to visit the new city...

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In 2053, human beings built future city HI-Land in search of a more convenient and comfortable living environment.
At the time of departure, ten members of the HI-Land expedition move to the Hyperloop station.

Technology for sending power without any cable.
Wireless power transmission is currently limited to mobile devices and home electronics,
but it is expected to be applied widely to drones, vehicles, and medical devices in the future.
SK Telecom and Korea Electric Power Corporation are currently working together to develop wireless charging technology for electric vehicles


The expedition gets on board to the Hyperloop to get to the Space Control Center.
Under the instruction of the artificial intelligence captain, the group passes cities of water and desert and reaches the Space Control Center after docking with the spaceship.

Applied Future Technology

Artificial Intelligence/Voice Recognition

Autonomous Navigation

Computer with human brain power. Computer program implementing human-level learning ability, inference, cognitive skills, and natural language processing skills.
SK Telecom launched Korea’s first voice-recognizing artificial intelligence platform “NUGU” and is currently conducting artificial intelligence research using machine learning, big data, and cloud-based technology.

Self-driving technology where a computer inside the vehicle utilizes high-speed network, laser/rider precision sensor, camera-based image recognition and ultra precision GPS.
SK Telecom has introduced the world’s first “5G Connected Car” in November 2016, created through technical collaboration with BMW and Ericsson. SK Telecom is now pushing forward the studies on autonomous navigation technique based on high-speed network.

Space Control Center

The Space Control Center is monitoring the environment of space and Earth, and ecosystem of the Earth. The cloud-covered troposphere is observed by a network radio telescope which provides real-time images to the earth. Though the universe is quiet, the Space Control Center is busy 24/7 because even the tiniest change from the universe may bring a huge impact on the Earth.

Applied Future Technology

Network Telescope

Hologram Communication

360-degree Remote Image Connection

Network Drone

High-speed Network Image Transmission

Biometric Authentication

Technology for observing one whole celestial body by connecting multiple radio telescopes with directional antennas through high-speed real-time network. This technology may be used for observing black holes or galactic systems.
SK Telecom is pursuing technological advancement for future network telescope with “TView,” an intelligent image analytic system developed by the company which is used for free cloud sharing of real-time image analysis and analytical image.

Technology for creating 360-degree three-dimensional images by recording and reproducing all light reflected from an object. In the upcoming hologram communication era, the earth will be connected with space and other physical restrictions will also be eliminated.
SK Telecom has launched the “UO Smart Beam Laser,” which employs laser optics technology, one of the key technologies for hologram communication, and SK Telecom is also developing the “Multi-view Display” which provides three-dimensional perspective from different view points.

Real-time image communication solution using 360-degree camera. In the future, the earth’s environment may be observed from space through real-time images provided by photovoltaic drones or network radio telescopes.
SK Telecom has completed the development of 360 Live VR service and low latency VR streaming technologies. Future 5G remote image technology that enables high-speed transmission and ultra-low latency transmission of massive contents is also under development.

Unmanned drone flying with self-produced photovoltaic power. The technology will be valuable for making environmental observations in emergency or disaster situations when real-time data transmission through low-power high-efficient future Internet of Things (IoT) sensor becomes available in the future.
SK Telecom is the first in the world to commercialize the “LoRa” network, the low-power long-distance wireless IoT network which will be applicable to future network drones, along with the Cat. 1 network. The company is now leading the establishment of IoT infrastructure and ecosystem.

With the evolution of 5G network, ultra-massive capacity, hyper real-time, and hyper connective communication services with real-time bi-directional transmission of 3-D hologram, robot-based remote medical service, and VR service will become available in the future.
SK Telecom is striving to develop various future wireless transmission technology such as super-high frequency communication and multi-antenna, and also leading the technological evolution of infrastructure virtualization and end-to-end network slicing technology to effectively support various new services like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and connected car.

Technology utilizing biometric characteristics such as fingerprint, voice pattern, iris, and face in security systems.
With the increased use of biometric authorization devices, about 2.5 billion people around the world will need 4.8 billion biometric authentication devices by 2020.
SK Telecom is leading the technological development and popularization of the next generation authentication solution. We became the first Korean mobile carrier to acquire certification from FIDO (Fast IDentity Online), the international standard of biometric authentication and in January 2017, the company also secured authentication solution technology using the smart watch.

Space Shuttle

After taking a look around the Space Control Center, the expedition gets on the Space Shuttle to get to the HI-Land. On the way, they receive an emergency call from the captain and accomplishes the mission of rescuing a survivor.

Applied Future Technology

Augmented Reality

Key technology for creating high-speed network-based augmented content. Augmented reality (AR) technology overlaps virtual 3-D image upon real image or background.
SK Telecom developed “T Real,” the AR/VR integrated platform that creates virtual content by sensing three-dimensional space. The company is continuously developing more realistic AR and VR services.

Medical Room

At the Medical Room aboard the space shuttle, the rescued survivor is diagnosed and treated by an artificial intelligence doctor.

Applied Future Technology

Sensory Communication


By converting sensory signals felt by human into communication medium, communication that transmits visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile senses or “sensory communication” that is controlled by the human brain that oversees these senses are expected to be realized in the future.
SK Telecom is continuously developing recognition sensors and solution regarding sensory signals to prepare for the era where 5G network supports sensory communication almost similar to the real human senses.

Significant technological development is expected in healthcare with the incorporation of the latest ICT technology like artificial intelligence doctor predicting diseases by self analysis of human genes and medical 3-D printer that produces complex physical tissues or organs.
As part of its investment in the future growth industry, SK Telecom is applying IT technology in developing future health care technologies such as biometics technology to systematically analyze genetic information, molecular diagnosis technology, and immuno-diagnostic antibody technology.

HI-Land Platform

At last, the expedition arrives at the HI-Land Platform, and moves straight down to the underwater city located 800 meters deep in the ocean.

Hologram Conference Room

To prevent a large meteorite from colliding with the earth, the expedition partipates an emergency hologram conference with representatives from all over the world.

Applied Future Technology

3D Video Conference

The multilateral video conference system using hologram and other three-dimensional technology. Video conference using computer network is already widely used, and video conference using hologram or augmented reality is expected to become popular with the development of high-speed network technology.
As part of 5G network application, SK Telecom has completed the development of one of the world’s most advanced “Live Glassless 3-D Display System,” which employs stereo cameras. The company’s technological achievements are realizing 3D video conferences which were deemed possible only in movies.

Teleport Room

Given the mission to shift the meteorite’s orbit using the gravity field, the expedition operates gravity field antenna at the station located on the moon by cotrolling the remote control device.

Applied Future Technology

Virtual Reality

Network Robot

Key technology for creating realistic contents based on high-speed network. Virtual reality (VR) reproduces the world that are difficult to experienced in real life.
SK Telecom is developing more realistic AR and VR services including “T Real,” an integrated AR/VR platform that can express virtual contents by recognizing three-dimensional space.

Robot that can be controlled remotely via virtual network. Network robots are expected to be used widely at homes, education, medical, welfare, defense, and aerospace fields.
SK Telecom is conducting foundational research on network robots that are applicable in daily life and disaster scenes. At the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC), the company introduced the “5G Robot,” made possible by mass-capacity and ultra-low latency 5G network technology.

Flight Shuttle

After accomplishing the mission, the expedition gets on the Flight Shuttle to take a tour around HI-Land. The group gets a comprehensive look at the future city created with new ICT technology.

Applied Future Technology

Smart City

A new city type for the 21st century as predicted by futurologists. With the advancement of computer technology, the future high-tech city has major infrastructural functions is networked by using the leading-edge information and communication technology (ICT). All technologies for urban management such as intelligent transportation management, smart grid, Internet of Thing, and security technology are controlled by the ICT network.
SK Telecom is currently developing various platform technology that are applicable in future smart city such as urban control via intelligent network, smart home connecting all home appliances with smartphones. and real-time autonomous navigation by 5G network.

Arena of Light

Upon their return from HI-Land, the expedition gather around at the Arena of Light to share about their thoughts from the journey.

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