But during Friday's evening broadcast, Intel will also organize the drones to resemble a snowboarder racing down a slope. That's because 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, is making its worldwide debut at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
And while the Summer Games, precipitated by pro-democracy demonstrations and free elections marked a new era of success for South Korea, the 1989 Festival practically bankrupted North Korea months before Berlin wall fell, taking with it communism in much of eastern Europe and ushering in the end of the Cold War. "They're going to get recognition, legitimacy, resources, without giving anything up". At 10 gigabits a second, 5G can send a full-length high-definition movie in seconds.
South Korea, however, has coveted a North Korean presence at the Olympics for a long time, and it's unlikely it was not prepared for this moment, said John Furlong, who was CEO of the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee. The intention is for the drones, hovering about 400 feet off the ground near the stadium, to wow the Olympic Stadium crowd with light-beamed illustrations of Olympic rings, a peace dove and other images. The South has mobilized at least 60,000 policemen, military and other forces to maintain security during the Games.
Waldner pointed out that he needs to figure out a way to get three men's races - the combined, downhill and super-G - completed by Friday, because there is only one hotel right by the speed course at the Jeongseon Alpine Center. Seafood, once a major North Korean export, was now more widely available at home after U.N. sanctions banned these exports in August. 5G is due to be rolled out by South Korea's wireless carriers next year. A Korean team has never competed in women's hockey at the Olympics.
The men's event will begin 20 minutes after its original starting time.
"North Korea clearly appears to be winning the gold", said Kim Sung-han, who served as Korea's vice foreign minister in 2012-2013 and who now teaches at Seoul's Korea University.
Local media reports suggested planners had been plunged into a hair-pulling exercise as they tried to ensure that neither Mr. Pence nor Ms. Kim felt slighted.
Intel's just set a record with 1,218 drones that flew together and created different patterns in the sky as part of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He remained seated when the joint Korean team entered the stadium, in contrast to Moon who stood along with Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, to applaud. Self-driving shuttle buses have interior video screens showing live coverage of events in 5G instead of windows, and use 5G to navigate the roads.
Japan and Sweden had the honors of the first hockey game of the 2018 Games. 5G's ability to quickly relay information is what will allow the network to surpass what's possible with 4G.
And curlers are athletic.
When he spoke with Pyeongchang residents, farmer after farmer told him they wanted technology that could improve their livelihoods - and that wild boars were their biggest worry.
The seven North American players make up each other's support group living halfway around the world, but the work needed to improve enough to play at the Olympics gave the entire team a connection.
Old-fashioned methods to contain the animals haven't worked well.
The team from Russia picked up bronze with Anastasia Bryzgalova tumbling onto the ice but bouncing back with teammate - and husband - Aleksandr Krushelnitckii for an 8-4 victory over Norway.
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