Science & Technology

May 6th, 2015
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Areas of Concern, Communications- Computers, Entertainment, Information Technology, Surveillance/Security, Information Revolution

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Science & Technology Areas of Concern:1. Communications- Computers, Entertainment, Information Technology, Surveillance/Security, Information RevolutionCOMPUTERSMost businesses in Singapore have computerised systems to facilitate transactions. The larger the firm in general, the more sophisticated the equipment (eg. Citibank, BHP-Biliton). Still a number of traditional businesses like provision shops and small bakeries which see no need to use computers.Schools have also jumped on the bandwagon with IT labs and computers and Internet access made available to students. (under IT Master Plan instituted by MOE)ENTERTAINMENTOnline gaming has taken off in Singapore, with Internet cafes sprouting up all over the island and free broad-band access in many places.IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) has been supporting the annual World Cyber Games since it first started in Singapore in 2001. Another e-sports tournament, the Asia-Pacific REPLAY 2010 Dawn of War II Tournament was held in Singapore in Jan 2010. It featured competitors from Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.Blogging is also part of the online entertainment scene.INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYVideo-conferencing and Skype are regularly used in business communications or even on a personal level. Most households have access to a personal computer, which facilitate these.SURVEILLANCE/ SECURITYVirtual world technologies are used in military training by the U.S. military. Companies like Forterra Systems

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