New forms of media require new regulations to keep up with them in order for the law to continue protecting the public interest. However, keeping up with the pace of technological advancements makes things much more difficult. After centuries of monitoring the print press, the radio, the television, and the resources necessary to produce, distribute, and consume content through them, governments a
The term “political correctness” (PC) was created in the 1990s and referred to the use of language by the powerful to refuse the needs of the oppressed. Although this fad subsided due to threats of terrorism, the rise of new media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube, which allow users worldwide to respond rapidly to news on a public platform, has revived the craze in political correctness. With the advent of the internet allowing for communities to globalize, the fear of offending others is prohibiting people from saying what is on their mind. This implicit censorship is both reinforced by peer pressure and the internet community in the form of clickbait articles and fake news, inhibiting free speech by making it increasingly difficult to voice unpopular opinions.
A person with a weird machine on his head is shaking his head around, ducking his head from an invisible object, and blindly flailing his arm from something — but nothing is there. However, what the person is seeing is himself in an abandoned castle being attacked by dragons and gargoyles. Is he crazy? No; this is the magic of the gyroscopic sensors and display technology that is known more
People seek escape: through words, through pictures, through imagination. But as the world progresses with uncontrollable momentum, the escape to the unreal has become unbelievably real. Certainly the keywords of the last three years, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have embellished the front pages of tech magazines as the “next big thing” that promise its consumers an
Granting any form of sovereignty must be done with a precaution of unwarranted exploitations. Freedom is a reciprocated trust between two parties, where the entity that grants it must relent the power unceasingly and where the receiver must not use it to the detriment of the society. Freedom of speech holds the same idea, and in the light of recent chaos on the emergence of so called ‘fake n
Through the scandal involving Mir andK-Sports foundations, the mastermindof this elaborate plan was brought tolight: Soon-sil Choi. However, the entireChoi family has come to be involvedat an unbelievable level as this largescale scandal came to reveal flaws inPresident Park’s governing. As Ahn andChoi were both involved in pressuringvarious companies to donate to the twofoundations, there was spe
The Korean people had witnessed how Prosecutor Young-ryeol Lee appeared on television to pinpoint the nation’s incumbent president as an accomplice in an unprecedentedly controversial corruption scandal involving Soon-sil Choi. President Park’s status since then is “criminal suspect”. Around the corner lie pending investigation results, but President Park’s political
This summer in Korea has been heated due to both record-high temperatures and conflict over the largely controversial electricity fees. The public has united with many parts of the media to criticize the ineffective system and to demand an improved and more balanced way to reach a reasonable goal of electricity consumption reduction. On the other hand, government officials have been as persistent
The origins of the current price structure for KEPCO-generated power dates back to 1973, when the world was struck by one of the worst energy crises in modern history. During the Arab-Israeli war, Arab members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries imposed an oil embargo, sending oil prices, and hence energy prices, soaring. The progressive pricing system was thus introduced in
With Choi Soon-sil Gate shaking the very foundation of the nation after an earthquake had just a few weeks prior in September, the ripples from the revelations of corruption and fraudulence have left an aftershock throughout South Korea.
Drones seem to have emerged as one of the most discussed machines in21st century. They are everywhere – as toys, surveillance cameras, and staples of modern warfare. But for many, the facts have flown over their heads as to what drones are, what they do, and just how long they have been around.