South Korea long touted as one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world is set to introduce T-gov, which will enable two-way communication through television sets -- putting a twist on e-gov buzz word. They hope that by introducing this system, to less educated, affluent and older generation will also be able to benefit from the "e-government system" making "ubiquitous government" much more possible. For example, this system would make it possible for an ailing old man to call emergency services by just pressing a red emergency button on his television remote controller.
On May 6, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs gave a preview of the future of the new method of government services with some 200 people from provincial offices nationwide. The government is expected to launch its test site in Kangnam-gu in southern Seoul, the area considered to have the most developed information network. by the end of the year.