The secret behind fortune-telling industry worth $ 3.7 billion in Korea
- Tram Ho
In Korea, fortune telling and prediction of hung sand have become cultural for the people. Although not fully believe in divination, many people believe that getting good predictions in the new year will bring good luck.
In fact, the type of tarot-based divination business, face-to-face or hand-pointing in Korea has a total market value of up to 4 trillion Won (3.7 billion USD). The president of Paik Woon San of the Korean Divination Association (AKP) estimates that more than 300,000 divisors and 150,000 grandparents are working in the industry.
Although Korean religion is an intersection between Christianity and Buddhism, young people today consider divination to be an interesting form of culture and worthy of reference when making important decisions.
According to Duo, a Korean marriage brokerage company said about 82% of unmarried women and 57% of bachelors in the country have consulted with their grandparents about love affair.
Even the divination industry is developing in a new direction when technology is growing strongly. Many applications for divination, or predicting sand for the new day have been developed and traded quite well.
For example, Handasoft, an application company, has developed 13 different products in the last 5 years. Its most famous application is Jeomsin, which has more than 3 million downloads and is able to notify predictions of feng shui, sand and sand during the early morning based on personal data.
Divination is a popular culture in Korea
Today, the application of sand guessing through hand or face is becoming a fertile business in Korea. Every day, about 2-3 applications of this type are released. Meanwhile, a survey by Trend Monitor research shows that two-thirds of the respondents go to see divination at least once a year. Most people go to see fortune telling at the end of the year to hear good words for the new year or get reference advice for important decisions.
When robots predict the future for people
In Korea, fortune telling is not considered superstitious. Instead, they are perceived as a cultural identity, advice or a more fortunate custom. When entrepreneurs ask for advice when implementing new projects, young people ask for love, parents ask for a new name for their children or even couples who want to find solutions to improve family relationships from The maternal grandparents in Korea are quite normal things that have existed for over 10 years.
In fact, hand-to-hand fortune telling, tarot divination … is widely practiced in Korea, even in cafes, with the aim of relieving sorrow for today’s hasty life. Most of the people who went to see fortune telling had their own decisions and just added support from their grandparents. Many people feel tired of their present life and want to hear good words.
“A lot of wealthy people around here feel dissatisfied about their lives. Previously Koreans tried to survive the war, but now they are trying to live happily,” said a fellow. Sotdae Saju Café says.
Lim Chaewoo of University of Brain Education said in a modern society, psychological problems are becoming more complex and that grandparents can play an important role in psychological stabilization. The most typical example is the 2008 economic crisis that has caused many brokers, financial workers to be stressed and the fortune tellers who are psychologically stable for these customers.
Divination Robot of Lavot Lab
It is due to the increasing demand of this psychological treatment variant that divination industry is flourishing in Korea. In addition to fortune-telling applications, many artificial intelligence and robots are also being developed for this segment.
MIT experts are developing a system to identify and predict when two people will shake hands, embrace or clap with each other through gestures of the subject. Meanwhile, Chinese technology companies are studying a system to predict criminal offenses in humans.
In Korea, experts from Lovot Lab are developing a robot capable of divination and predicting sand for humans based on collected data. Currently, their products have been able to make some simple predictions based on human face emotions.
“You look quite happy today, good things will come to you,” Lovot Lab’s robot automatically responds when activated by an employee.
Source : Theo Nhịp Sống Kinh Tế