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1 Future Trends Group number: XXXXXX Lee Cheok Feng (2i1) Marcus Lim (2i1) Ryan Yeo (2i1) Online portfolio: Title: Restoring the iDentity


3 Problem 1 Services and help come at a hefty price Only rich can afford help Poor or middle-class must work independently Rich: more skilled, better opportunities Widening gap

4 Problem 1 (cont’d) Study: gap causes poor to borrow from rich Debt-to-income ratio: 1.5 as of 2010 Might have caused global recessions

5 Problem 2 People before university are spoonfed No control over decisions in life eg. Career paths Over-reliant; require help for all their endeavours

6 Problem 2 (cont’d) Study: Students given tests 3 years after graduation Test of memory retention Spoonfed students did poorly

7 Problem 3 Lack of scholarships Underprivileged youths deprived of opportunities Unearthed gems and talents

8 Problem 3 (cont’d) Scholarships that benefit all financial groups today Given to anyone who displays all-rounded characters Eg. PSC, President’s Scholarship Future: Does not exist

9 Problem 4 Adults in 2047 are too self-reliant. Will not seek help or ask for assistance. Make same mistakes repeatedly Stagnant

10 Problem 4 (cont’d) Report by Arizona Republic Young adults might have to solve their own problems in future No one to turn to when in need Shoulder the responsibility of their financial and work lives

11 Problem 5 Face-to-face communication is rare Caused by over-advancement of technology Relationships no longer close knit People lose their social skills Society becomes unfriendly

12 Problem 5 (cont’d) Study: 75% of teenagers between 12 and 17 have cell phones Teachers: texting tends to cause social shyness and awkwardness

13 Fundamental Problem Given that the scenario states that relationships in 2047 are poor, leading to selfishness as well as a cold society, It could be a problem for the people in 2047 as society will become a place where: –Nobody cares for one another –Nobody is able to communicate properly on a face-to-face basis

14 Fundamental Problem (cont’d) How might we improve relationships between members of the society Such that society becomes a much friendlier place in 2047?

15 Bibliography Michael Kumhof; Romain Rancière (November 2010). Inequality, Leverage and Crises. Retrieved from David Hardman (2006). Throw Away the Spoon! Making Life Difficult for Students. Retrieved from Martin A. Conway; Gillian Cohen; Nicola Stanhope (13 June 1991). On the Very Long-Term Retention of Knowledge Acquired Through Formal Education: Twelve Years of Cognitive Psychology. Retrieved from Margo Gardner; Laurence Steinberg (July 2005). Peer Influence on Risk Taking, Risk Preference, and Risky Decision Making in Adolescence and Adulthood: An Experimental Study. Retrieved from Jahna Berry (24 April 2011). Young adults face future of self-reliance. Retrieved from adults-self-reliance.html Jennifer Ludden; Amanda Lenhart (20 April 2010). Teen Texting Soars; Will Social Skills Suffer? Retrieved from The Singapore Government (27 March 2013). President’s Scholarship. Retrieved from arship.html


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