New Hope: Time to make robots PAP ministers?

Goh Chok Tong’s comment that those in the private sector earning less than $1m are “very mediocre people” reminded me that he’s a very robotic person. While by the standards of the#G and 4G PAP leaders, this roboticness doesn’t stand out, by the standards of the Old...

New Hope: How the young can end PAP rule

In a Turkish short story, titled “R-09 and Pluto”, the Economist reports that “two artificially intelligent robots contemplate the limits of their brains”. Humans, the bots agree, are afraid of their creation’s potential power, so rules are designed to limit the use...

Almost Famous: Former NMP Calvin Cheng has met 90% of people he has fought online in person

If you’ve hung around Singapore’s internet space long enough, chances are you’ll recognise some of the names of people who share their opinions on things online. One of these vocal Singaporeans whose opinions you might have read about is Calvin Cheng, known for his...

Why anti-PAP Save S’pore Fund won’t work

Yesterday, I posted this Maybe to “Save S’pore Fund” but No to Lim Tean getting involved and said I’d explain later why the fund won’t raise any money. Here’s why. Recently, the Economist reminded readers of Dr Johnson’s response when Boswell asked whether the Giant’s...