Korea’s ‘Untact’ Initiative Is Unbelievable

Robert D. Atkinson February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Last year tens of millions of people outside Korea watched and enjoyed “Squid Game.” Writing in the Korea Times, Rob Atkinson hopes this year other nations will “watch” and learn from Korea’s new and innovative “untact” initiative.

Untact—a combination of the prefix “un” and the word “contact”—is the concept of engaging in economic activities without direct contact with others, such as using self-service vehicles, e-commerce, kiosks, and contactless payments.