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Entertainment has become a vital part of our societal needs, not only in providing fun and excitement but also in contributing to societal progress. For example, a hobby that was once necessary for some people, such as hunting or fencing, has now developed into serious sports among professionals and competitions broadcast for entertainment to a global audience. Similarly, some research that was once considered low-brow entertainment is now being translated into major advances against diseases such as cancer by world-class scientists working together at the top institutions.