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Japanese energy company TEPCO has said that characters from the popular game Pokemon GO have been discovered at the Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 nuclear power plants, Forbes magazine reported.
MOSCOW, July 26 – RIA Novosti. Japanese energy company TEPCO has said that characters from the popular game Pokemon GO have been discovered at the Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 nuclear power plants, Forbes magazine reported .
Pokemon Go game on a mobile phone screen. Archive photo
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In France, a motorist crashed into a wall while hunting Pokemon
The accident was the first incident caused by the game, which officially became available in France last Sunday.
The management of the operator of the nuclear power plant issued a warning to energy companies about strengthening the security of their facilities in order to prevent illegal intrusion of fans of the game into their territory.
The developers of the game said that the area around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima should be a closed zone and none of the characters in the game should have appeared on the dangerous territory of nuclear facilities.
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Pokemon GO is a free application based on “augmented reality” technology – the digital and real worlds are connected, since the picture displayed on the smartphone screen is projected onto the location of the real world. One of the main goals of the game – to catch a Pokemon (Pocket Monster – “pocket monster”) – forced many people to take to the streets, parks, beaches, completely absorbed in this process.
At the same time, experts warned that the game could lead to injury or robbery in the real world. Russian banks even offered to insure against injuries during the game. In addition, one of the veterans of the Russian special services did not rule out that the application could be used for espionage. Assistant to the Russian Prime Minister Gennady Onishchenko expressed concern that the game could seriously affect the psyche.