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Lee Kuan Yew’s Shadow

One of the most provocative commentaries on Singapore I’ve ever read. For sure it will be a tough one for a Singaporean to contemplate – we Singaporeans are conditioned to think of our little country as exceptional, best in everything … Continue reading

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Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol. By Nellie Bowles Ms. Bowles is a technology reporter for The New York Times. March 23, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new best … Continue reading

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A difficult topic, but a moral responsibility for parents

Dear parents, Many of us don’t talk to our kids about sex because we’re afraid that it will encourage them to experiment. Actually studies show the opposite – adolescents who are the best informed about sexuality are the most likely … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Still Isn’t a Game Changer

By Leonid Bershidsky Bloomberg, 4 Dec 2017 Not much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial intelligence. Yet researchers are not much closer than they were decades ago to the big goal: actually replicating human intelligence. That’s … Continue reading

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Take breaks while you study

Dear students, As you head towards those stressful final exams, you might feel compelled to lock yourself in your bedroom from 8 am to 10 pm and stare at your textbooks for 4 hours at a time. That is not … Continue reading

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The Moral Problem of Accelerating Change

When we were kids, we were usually taught that an action is absolutely right or absolutely wrong. This philosophical essay from Dr John Danaher argues that morality is contextual, and the exponential rate of change in modern society – driven … Continue reading

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Crack down on inconsiderate smoking neighbours: my response to a Forum letter

I was quite struck by this letter to the Straits Times Forum on July 18, 2017. The writer, like me, has suffered from the effects of secondhand smoke drifting into her HDB flat (public housing flat in Singapore, for the … Continue reading

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