Name of the competition: Shell Imagine the Future Regional Competition 2018
About the competition: Scenarios provide plausible alternative views of the future. Building and using scenarios can help us explore what the future might look like and the likely changes of living in it. SHELL created this competition to understand what the future would look like in 2050, especially how Asia-Pacific countries would live, work and play alongside the implications towards our energy consumption and sources.
Date of the competition: 15-01-2018
Achievement: 2nd Place
REP Students: Lee Zhi Rui, Shen Chen, Milla Samuel, Ng Kai Chin, Arnold Toh Xuan Ming, Jason Lee Zhi Xin, Gwyneth Ang Xin Yi
Team: Team Proactive vs Reactive
Description: We presented a proposal where the future can two routes, the first route: the reactive route, the second route: proactive route.
In the “Reactive” scenario, we imagine a world where Singapore responds directly to the challenges faced. Reactive is defined as “acting in response to a situation”. Hence, a reactive response takes the most direct approach in problem solving.
In the “Proactive” scenario, we imagine a world where Singapore responds to challenges faced with disruption. Proactive is defined as “creating or controlling a situation”. A proactive response involves taking action by causing change and not only reacting to change when it happens.