每日英語跟讀 Ep.K504: About Tech - The Tamagotchi Breeder on Her 65th Generation of the Digital Pet
Alicia Kostoglou, a sports teacher for disabled children by trade, has a side hobby that feels like a second job.
She’s currently taking care of four Tamagotchis at a time.
These are actually the great-great-grandchildren of her original Tamagotchi pets.
Her personal record so far is 65 generations in a row.
“Every morning, I wake them up, I check to see if they’re hungry, then I clean up if they’ve pooped,” she said. “I give them a bath, then I clean their homes or play with them.”
As a Tamagotchi breeder, her goal isn’t simply to keep her creatures alive – she marries them off once they’ve reached adulthood, and then makes sure they have children so those can grow up and procreate, too.
Singapore plans S$300m to spur innovation in digital push 新加坡擬投資3億星幣推動數位化創新
Singapore will allocate a further S$300 million (US$222 million) to spur research in digital innovation as the government transforms the economy through technology.
The amount, almost double the current budget, is part of the next phase of the National Research Foundation’s five-year plan ending 2020, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran
said during a parliamentary session. It will be used for research in the services and digital economy.
Singapore will roll out artificial-intelligence and cloud-based solutions to every business sector by 2020, Iswaran said. The nation introduced a nationwide electronic invoicing network for businesses in January, and also has an initiative to help businesses securely exchange digital trade documents.
The Infocomm Media Development Authority plans to begin rolling out fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile-phone networks by 2020 to maintain Singapore’s "competitive edge in connectivity," Iswaran said.
易華仁說，資訊通信媒體發展局擬於2020年前開展第五代（5G）行動通訊，以維持新加坡的「通訊競爭優勢」。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1560255 ; https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/paper/1279952