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Old 22-08-2014, 01:07 PM   #4
sunzoner
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Focus on one issue at a time instead of 100s at once.

It is one thing to suggest ideas, but the engineering effort to make it realizable with the amount of resources we have at hand is orders of magnitude larger.

In any case, I don't really support the idea of spending our tax dollars to do R+D that benefit poor nations - we have big urgent problem ourselves, such as MRT breakdowns, 2 day hospital waits at the corridor to solve.

I would rather solve these problems first.
First, there is a huge potential market in the poor. They are too poor to buy the Iphones or the note 3s, but some of them can afford the redmi or the nokia standard phones. It drives their revenue...

Second, we have a large underclass here too. Look at the FWs in the dorms in Jurong/Boonlay. or those picking up cardboards or drink cans in HDB estates.

Yes. Focus on one thing at a time.

The problem is... Why sell to the poor when one sale to the rich is more than 100 sales to the poor? This is why Sentosa cove and other condos are built when there is not enough 1 or 2 room housing for the poor.
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