The Octopus card ranks as one of Hong Kong’s most notable hi-tech achievements in the post-colonial era. Photo: Felix Wong

When will Hong Kong’s next Octopus moment occur?

Hong Kong’s arguably most notable hi-tech achievement in 20 years occurred on September 1, 1997, with the Octopus contactless smart-card system. It’s now a ubiquitous part of the city’s daily life and has spread to other cities around the world

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The Octopus card ranks as one of Hong Kong’s most notable hi-tech achievements in the post-colonial era. Photo: Felix Wong
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