Progress affects all aspects of our lives and lately there has been so much talk about the need for speedy digitalization of not only the economy, but also all areas of human activity.
But what is hidden behind the word “digitalization”? In simple terms, this is the development of the field of information and communication technologies, which includes television, the Internet, the IT sector, software, this is an economy that is fully integrated with digital technologies, these are services that are completely “tied” to the Internet. All that modern man cannot do without.
New technologies are rapidly spreading in most countries of the world, and Turkmenistan was no exception. In recent years, the country has seen rapid growth in the digitalization of the economy, mainly in areas such as electronic commerce, financial technology, and manufacturing. Elements of the digital economy are increasingly present in every person’s daily lives.
Only some 45 years ago (and by historical standards this period is very short), the first purchase was made using the barcode applied to the packaging of the goods. But pretty soon, the amount of information that this code is capable of containing has ceased to satisfy humanity and already in 1994 the Japanese company Denso-Wave introduced a QR code (from the English Quick Response Code) that quickly gained popularity around the world and became widely used in all countries without exception. In addition to trade, the QR code, in particular, has become indispensable in the field of tourism and museum business.
But progress cannot be stopped, and in 2010 the Chinese company VR Code Technology officially introduced the first VR code. The two letters of the abbreviation stands for Visual Recognition, i.e. a completely new code is called the “Visual Recognition Code”. Compared to the QR code, the VR code holds a huge amount of information, becoming indispensable in areas such as exhibitions, trademark promotion, advertising, tourism, product certification, medicine, agriculture, the media and many others.
The new VR code is perfectly recognized by eye, which is reflected in its name and is many times faster scanned by special devices.
To date, the developer of this innovation owns 199 patents related to the invention of VR-code. The new code is already used by millions of individuals, more than eighty thousand enterprises in many countries, among which there are world-famous companies. The IX BRICS Summit, held in China, made full use of VR code technology in its work.
And therefore, we are especially pleased that one of the first companies in Turkmenistan, which was assigned its own VR code, was the ORIENT website of Media-Turkmen news agency.
The new code has already been posted on the main page of the site and with its help you can quickly and easily install the mobile version of the ORIENT.TM application on your smartphone or tablet and always stay up to date with the latest events in Turkmenistan and around the world.
You should not waste time downloading bulky news sites, because the ORIENT.TM application is the shortest way to the latest and most up-to-date information.