Audacity Turns Two!

Audacity will celebrate its 2nd birthday next month.  After many interesting ideations and discussions, Audacity was registered and officially launched in late September 2019.  Three months later, covid-19 changed the world. We had just enough time to pull together a small organising team, throw a few rocking parties and events before the world went into [...]

Hongzhao’s 100th Birthday

I'm one of those people who enjoys living life in the moment. I don't put much thought into the future because it could easily change. But I also do like to think about all the things I can look forward to as I grow up, and also to keep me motivated in life. I am [...]

Ada’s review of Life 3.0

What does it mean to be human? What happens when artificial intelligence (AI) far surpasses human intelligence? These are but some of the questions Max Tegmark seeks to discuss and answer in the compelling, accessible yet intellectually rigorous “Life 3.0”. Woven within this irresistible narrative are rich scenarios depicting future possibilities engendered by Life 3.0, [...]

Kenji’s Woodworking@MicroFactory

DIY projects are popular on social media. Accounts like 5-minute craft feature simple projects to spruce up your home. However, these projects are usually gimmicky and become redundant almost immediately after they are built. Wood working is also an internet trend. YouTube is filled with time lapse videos of craftsmen creating sleek yet simple furniture [...]

PermaColony & Slingshot in 2021

Moonshot: Permacolony is back for a 2nd run! In 2020, we went global and virtual-only. The 2021 edition will be Singapore-focused, with a predominant physical component. As before, we will continue to support Slingshot - Southeast Asia's largest startup event. Details coming shortly

Utopia, Applied

We are now a year into the Covid-19 triggered nation-wide lockdowns in Singapore and around the world. Apart from the health crisis, the focus is also shifting onto the growing debt crisis of nations that borrowed to stay afloat in the pandemic. Poverty, inequalities and divisiveness are surging and there is no clarity on actionable [...]

Interview: G20 co-founder Hans Eichel

“If you want peace, then prepare for peace” Hans Eichel, while chairing the G7, started the G20 with then US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to reflect the rebalancing of global power. As Germany’s finance minister during its landmark ruling coalition between the Social Democrats and the Green Party, Hans architected the fiscal reforms that turned [...]

Travel Review: Our Thirsty Planet

This is a review of a trip I took in January 2020, which could be my last significant travel for a long while in this pandemic world. CONTEXT Civilization and the first cities began in regions fertile in freshwater and food. Abundance of sustenance allowed early communities to pursue creativity, arts, and the sciences. Only [...]