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What will Singapore's economic and environment landscape be like 50 years from now? Are there trends or scenarios common to the various discussions contained in this book? If there are, how big would be the impact of some of these trends? What and how should the government respond to these projections, expectations and informed visions of tomorrow? In sum, what would Singapore's economy and environment be like in 2065? The book explores a range of possible answers to these questions and more. Not only will the generations of today be able to gain much insight into Singapore's future by reading this book, but future generations, specifically 100 years after Singapore's independence, will be able to understand and affirm what and how today's generations think about their time. The book is a key contribution to envisioning Singapore's future, which is also vital for understanding what shapes Singapore's landscape today. Contents: --> Readership: Educational institutions of higher levels; research institutions; various professional societies; the Singapore government and ministries; foreign governments; and general readers who are interested in finding out more about what leaders in Singapore envision for Singapore's future. Key Features:Contains contributed essays by very prominent Singapore icons, and edited by a leading and influential academic economistContains futuristic, leading insights and predictions, novel ideas, covering a wide range of topicsTimely publication to coincide with and celebrate Singapore's 50th anniversary of independenceKeywords:Singapore's Future;Economy;Environment;Transportation;Quality of Life;Energy;Demographics;Aging;Social Security;Income Inequality;Family;Technology;Public Finance;Finance;Taxes;Gender and Women;Trade;Geopolitical and Political Economy;Infrastructure;Resources;Connectivity;ASEAN;China;SEAReview: "A stunning collection of perspectives across the spectrum, Singapore 2065 presents a compelling look into the future through a series of thought provoking insights. This volume also celebrates the country's exceptional success, retelling the invaluable stories and anecdotes that have paved Singapore's tremendous journey over the last 50 years. As Singapore continues to chart into the next half century, Singapore 2065 leaves plenty to ponder and will remain a valuable repository of knowledge for many years to come." Bertil Andersson President Nanyang Technological University "Singapore 2065 has brought together a diverse and intriguing range of ideas and insights from a rich cross-section of contributors: policy makers, researchers, close observers of Singapore, student leaders, and others. These essays reflect on Singapore's remarkable progress and development over the past half-century, and explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Over the next 50 years, the world will continue to be an uncertain place, offering exciting opportunities, but subject to bouts of deep uncertainty and disruptive events and trends. Ultimately, Singapore's continued success over the next 50 years will depend less on our material resources, but on our people, and specifically our key attributes of nimbleness, adaptability, creativity, resilience and the willingness to strive for a common purpose." Tan Chorh Chuan President National University of Singapore "Singapore's success came in large part from its continuous efforts to anticipate what changes are likely, not often looking as far as ahead as 50 years ahead, but certainly not afraid to try. Here are 50 minds stretching forward into the 21st century — confirming that the city-state's spirit lives on. I am confident that our environment will have a better future thanks to the projections in this volume. Everyone who cares should read and think about them." Wang Gungwu Chairman East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore "There are few issues that are more important than the economy and the environment in the 21st century for any country. 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Download and read online The Dorito Effect in PDF and EPUB The award-winning author of Steak argues that the key to reversing America's health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor, explaining how technologically advanced but plentiful foods have been rendered less nutritious and taste-appealing.
Download and read online Idols in PDF and EPUB The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden beneath a mountain, Dol makes contact with a fifth Icon Child, if only through her visions. When Dol and the others escape to Southeast Asia in search of this missing child, Dol's dreams, feelings and fears collide in an epic showdown that will change more than just four lives -- and stop one heart forever. In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop action and compelling romance, bestselling author Margaret Stohl explores what it means to be human and how our greatest weakness can be humanity's strongest chance at survival.
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