Thursday, April 14, 2016
Survival: Becoming an engineering nation
Can you tell what a forest is like from looking at some leaves of the trees? More or less. So I think we are going to remake ourselves into an engineering nation. It would never be called that but it is if we use the terms we are familiar with. Just like they used to call the automobile the horseless carriage. We are preparing ourselves for an innovative high tech future with the public service as a massive incubator for engineering talent. We are going to significantly reduce the loss of engineering to non engineering careers. All these are not in the article but you can more or less guess the 180 degree change in thinking and attitude the government has toward engineering. This could be the biggest learning from from the mismanagement of our rail infrastructure.
Twenty years from now, many engineers will be trained and equipped from their service in the public service to create innovative tech start-ups.
I have a blog post about the post MNC Singapore from analyzing this year budget. It doesn't mean we throw these companies out but they become secondary instead of primary to our economic strategy. Nurturing engineers is part of that "made at home" instead of "buy from abroad" strategy. The next world require uniquely home made products and services or we will get stuck in a race to the bottom price war with others.
Posted by PengYou at 12:58 PM