Becoming Citizens of the Smart Nation

BY JOCELYN LANG What, or who, really is the Smart Nation? In the era of the #SmartNation Singapore, discussions of “smartness” abound in the news space, but corresponding discussions of nationhood are few and far in between. …

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Beyond Apple vs FBI: Implications for Singapore’s Smart Nation Project

BY BENJAMIN ANG The ongoing legal dispute between Apple Inc and the FBI, over accessing data on the iPhone of a deceased terror suspect, has been characterised as a conflict between security and privacy in the US. But it has also highlighted cybersecurity issues that have serious implications for Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. APPLE INC is refusing to comply with a court order demanding that … Continue reading Beyond Apple vs FBI: Implications for Singapore’s Smart Nation Project

Smart Nation & Its Implications: The State in a Hyper-connected Singapore

BY TAN TECK BOON As Singapore transforms itself into a Smart Nation, challenges will emerge. Instead of being decentred, the State will in fact become more important in terms of strengthening the nation against the challenges that follow. ANNOUNCED BY Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last year, the Smart Nation initiative will see Singapore transforming into the world’s first smart nation – a hyper-connected country … Continue reading Smart Nation & Its Implications: The State in a Hyper-connected Singapore

A Super-aged Singapore: Policy Implications for a Smart Nation

BY TAN TECK BOON The latest July 2015 United Nations World Population Prospects (UNWPP) paints a sober picture of Singapore’s demographic situation. A rapidly ageing population has severe implications but emerging technologies can cushion its impact. ACCORDING TO United Nations World Population Prospects (UNWPP), Singapore will become a super-aged society in 2026. By then, one in five persons in the country or 1,258,441 will be … Continue reading A Super-aged Singapore: Policy Implications for a Smart Nation