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GLOBALISATION 2011 RJ 2011 SRJC 2011 TJC NJC ACJC MI VJC 2009 NYJC 2009 NYJC 2004 NYJC

2002 NYJC SCIENCE 2011 RJ 2011 SRJC 2011 TJC NJC AJC CJC DHS HCI IJC MI VJC 2007 NYJC 2006 NYJC 2002 NYJC TECNOLOGY 2011 JJC 2011 SRJC

“The prospect of a global village is a depressing one.” Discuss. How far are our problems interconnected in a globalised world? Can small countries play a significant role in today’s globalised world? ‘Global cooperation is unrealistic and a waste of time.’ What is your view? Foreign talent is a necessary evil in this globalised world.’ How far is this true in your society? The role of the government is becoming less important in today’s world. Discuss. ‘Citizens first.’ Can countries continue to cling to such a mindset in an increasingly globalised world? “…Give me your tired, your poor, …wretched refuse …” beckons the Statue of Liberty in New York. Should immigrants be welcomed in the same manner today? The war on terrorism has given the world more pain than gain. Discuss. “Consumerism is the main cause of problems to the environment today.” Do you agree? "Prevention is better than cure." How true is this in the light of the global terrorism scene? Can national nuclear programmes ever be justified? “Medical science brings about too many problems.” Discuss Man’s mistakes are more than sufficient reason to discard scientific research and inventions. Discuss. To what extent should people be concerned with the ethical implications of scientific research? To what extent has the pursuit of profits dominated science? ‘Medical science overpromises and underdelivers.’ How far do you agree? Should the government regulate scientific research and development? ‘Scientists have taken the world apart but have no idea what to do with the pieces.’ Discuss. ‘Genetic engineering should be discouraged, not promoted.’ To what extent do you agree? Does scientific research really merit the vast sums of money that are spent on it? ‘Medical science makes our lives better, but also much more complicated.’ Do you agree? ‘A world without Science is an ideal world.’ Discuss. To what extent do you agree that scientists should be concerned with moral issues? “Science and morality cannot co-exist”. Do you agree? Should technology be blamed for all privacy threats? “Technology threatens the family.” Do you agree?

ACJC Has modern technology made people lose sense of their priorities? IJC How far does technology enhance your self-image? MI ‘The role of the teacher can never be replaced by technology.’ What is your view? MJC ‘Technology is the key to mankind’s long term survival.’ Do you agree? SCIENCE & TECNOLOGY 2009 NYJC “The recent advances in Science and Technology are as much a curse as a blessing.” Discuss. 2009 NYJC Advancement in science and technology today leaves man with a bittersweet taste. Comment. 2007 NYJC Do we always benefit from the advances in science and technology? INTERNET 2011 TJC 2011 JJC ACJC 2006 NYJC 2004 NYJC 2006 NYJC New Media 2011 RJ 2011 TJC

Can computer gaming be anything more than entertainment? “The Internet promotes democracy.” Is this really true? Discuss the impact of the Internet on politics in your country. Does the internet have positive or negative impact on your society? Is the Internet a blessing or curse? Does playing games have more than just entertainment value? To what extent has new media changed the face of human interaction? To what extent is the media a revolutionary tool?

Do you agree? The media has lost its credibility.2009 NYJC “Access to new media has empowered individuals but weakened establishments.’ Discuss.’ Do you agree? To what extent does the media have a negative impact on youths today? Do the media always act in the interest of the public? “The only role of the mass media should be that of a watchdog”.” How realistic is this concept in saving the environment? “Man has only himself to blame for the degradation of the environment.” Is this a fair statement? Advertisements truly reflect what a society desires.” Is this a good way to live our life? Discuss the view that the environment can only be saved through the efforts of developed nations. How far can ordinary Singaporeans be held responsible for their country’s environmental problems? To what extent can a government be responsible for environmental protection? Should richer nations bear greater responsibility for environmental conservation? “The greener the better. for tomorrow we die. drink and be merry. Should environmental conservation be the top priority of governments? Environmentalism is a lost cause in our consumerist world.’ To what extent is this a fair comment? Media 2011 RJ 2011 SRJC VJC 2006 NYJC 2004 NYJC Modern city life 2011 JJC 2004 NYJC 2004 NYJC 2004 NYJC Environment 2011 RJ 2011 SRJC ACJC HCI MJC 2009 NYJC 2009 NYJC 2004 NYJC Singapore 2011 RJ NJC NYJC 2007 .’ Is this a fair comment? ‘The young in Singapore lack social awareness. It has been said that Singapore is economically First World but socially Third World.” Discuss.” Is this a fair comment? Will restricting the growth of cities improve the quality of life? Do you think modern life in Singapore is making us selfish and lonely? Is there a place for rituals in modern life? “Eat. What is your view? ‘Graciousness is a lost virtue amongst Singaporeans.

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