Will data dominate in the future?, Lianhe Zaobao, 12 March 2018

Lianhe Zaobao (LHZB) reported that a group of six Yale-NUS sophomores won the Shell case competition titled ‘Imagine the Future’ held on 5 March 2018. As part of the competition, teams built scenarios of their vision of more and cleaner energy for Asia Pacific and Middle East cities in 2050. The Yale-NUS team, which comprised students from various majors, emerged winner in the regional competition. According to the Yale-NUS team, data will determine the future in 2050 and become the new ‘energy’ in a world. The students painted two vastly different scenarios in 2050 – a Binary World where data is easily available and a Dispersed Planet where data is closely guarded. Speaking to LHZB, Ann Chen (Class of 2020) explained that in 2050, with the advent of technology and the concentration of economic and governmental influences, data would play a crucial role in the world and human life.

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