A third world nation just 50 years ago, Korea is now the world's 15th biggest economy, a major force in the global tech scene and home to Samsung, the world's top smartphone manufacturer. It is also rapidly emerging as a regional tech hub and startup hotbed as well as an avid consumer of new technology.
But it wasn't always like this.
This Slideshare provides a glimpse into Korea's tech past to explain how the nation has rapidly emerged as a global heavyweight. Then we dive into the startup ecosystem which has been built on top of a world class tech infrastructure and provide clues to what you can expect from Korea in the years to come.