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Video: Introduction
Hello,everybody. My name is Nopasit Chakpitak from Chiang Mai University International College of Digital Innovation. It is my pleasure to contribute in this online course. Today,I would like to tell you about smart tourism. Actually it’s directly related to the smart cities or other smart technologies.
Actually,smart tourism is all other smart technology coming from convergence of the web technology and the mobile technologies. For the web technology, in 1993 we Netscape launched the capital browsers that is web 1.0 static web. And web 2.0 that mean web come when a mass on selling start to sell the books online, you can pay by credit card and get the books by the courier like DHL. And for the web 3.0 development start from Wiki PDS. You can search some keywords and get the knowledge, and also on google you can search by semantics, not by the key word matching. And for the web number 4.0. Web 4.0 is a location based services.
Our mobile have GPS that can locate the position, this change whole world. At the same time the mobile technology with the 4G for TG is only one megabyte per seconds data rate. But for the 4G, the speed increase to more than ten megabytes per second. It can transmit the video can transmit the voice very very efficient. And with the location based service, you can locate people, locate things by QR code, by RFID, by Near Field Communication and also the things have the internet connection.
Not only the internet of people, like email or the internet of process, like World Wide Web of your organization, but also the things in around yourself like in home your microwave oven your refrigerator connect to the internet. The good example of the web 4.0 is the Google Map. Google Map you can catch the Google man, the cartoon characters in the physical location lying nearby your home in the university, in the bussiness area something like that. That leading which over virtual physical world that is very important development especially applications in tourism. Like tourism receipts can be created.
For example, it can recreate the temple the Herod’s that more informative, it Can tell the story, can insert the video, insert admission that can enhance your experience. And in the future maybe web 5.0, the data has timestamp. You can search for the previous information that you have done. For example, your last trip in somewhere, and the trip before the last trip something like that. That is a kind of block chain technology. And also some Artificial Intelligence, or some robot can do more and more and more, because of the very faster speed in the future.
And you know from the year 2010 to 2020, the speed, the data rate are increasing sharply about 50 times. And be to being 2030 to 2050 are about ten time. Ten time increase of the data of the internet, because of the launch of the 4G in different countries people no need to work only on their desktop, they can work in anywhere on their mobile phone. And the data that increase mainly from like social network from the internet of things, the things are broadcast, the data and also voice over IP, something like video or the voice communication voice call and email and video data will be common in the future.
For example, in this winter Olympics in South Korea, the South Korea will launch the 5G beyond 4G. 4G video and voice are valuable, but for the 5G more service. Especially the internet of thing, the things around cities have the internet connection. The 5G target more than 10 megabytes per second communication is quite very faster than 3G above one thousand time, and the application can have so many applications in the future. For 5G will be evaluable in the cities around the world.
And in the future the communication, the very high speed brought back communication will do by the satellite low orbit satellite. Elon Musk the owner of the SpaceX, they are going to launch about 4000 satellites, low orbit satellites around the world. It means that the whole world can communicate with the very high speed brought by internet more than one gigabyte per second. It means that the application not only in the city can cover more than the world population like seven thousand million population. And even in the empty area like north pole. South pole is very possible to have robot to work for the human being by the technology that cover the whole world everything can communicate by the satellites.

Welcome to the final section of Current Issues. At the beginning of this video, Professor Nopasit Chakpitak will introduce smart tourism.

Before you start to learn smart tourism, we’d like to hear from you.

Now we can hardly survive without the Internet. Technology has been advanced every day with 5G is around the corner with much faster speed and more powerful application in all aspects of all daily life.

Have you thought about how 5G will affect our travel in the near future?

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