Saturday, December 24, 2005

Population intensity

So, coming from a place like Saskatchewan, with a population of less than a million people, we have thrown ourselves into the middle of the other side of the world. Korea (with about 48 million people) can fit into a space the size of Saskatchewan about 11 or 12 times.
This has had serious ramifications on our notions of personal space and privacy. Looking out the window, we can see banks of apartment blocks owned by large companies like Hyundai and LG, each 15-20 stories or higher, that stretch down the street as far as we can see.

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