[Published on 6 Feb, 1998]
Singapore One is a fibre-optic cable system that lets users go shopping,
play games, watch a movie, make travel plans or borrow a book,
among other things, all from their computers at home.
With the right equipment, users can...
...surf on the telly
For those without a computer, they can use their television to access the Internet.
...remote control applicances
They can use the computer to turn on their favourite TV channel or
dim the lights. Or use a touch screen display to regulate the room temperature.
...do video conferencing
Office executives can talk to colleagues overseas, students can have online tuition
and working parents can keep an eye on their kids at home.