I was in primary school when I first heard of Vision 2020. I didn’t know much about it; all I know was that Malaysia will be a developed country by then and that I will be in my late 30s. 😯
I still remember calculating how old my parents will be and wondering whether they will still be around (I hope they will) when the year 2020 comes… and how jealous I would be of my youngest brother because he will still be in his 20s (read: young) in the year 2020. And of course I wished by that time, someone would invent Doraemon’s “pintu suka hati”. 😛
That felt like eons ago. And now it’s almost 2013 already!
I wonder what this country would be like in 2020. Would we be at par with other developed countries like Japan and Singapore?
Back in the 60’s till the 80’s, Malaysia was a strong developing country, ranked the same as Singapore and Japan. But now Singapore is ranked no. 3 in the world, Japan no. 23 while Malaysia is far behind at no. 57! This is calculated based on a country’s GNI – Gross National Income (you can watch this video if you’re unsure what GNI is).
A few programs have been initiated to turn Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020. One of them is the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), which will catalyze the economy, create millions of jobs and grow our GNI. The programme could affect what we do, how we live and most importantly, who we are. Hopefully, we all can enjoy higher quality of life by the year 2020.
We’ve heard of “Vision 2020” for ages now and I have always wondered what the future will be like (and whether there will actually be a real “pintu suka hati” like Doraemon’s!). It’s scary but exciting at the same time. Aren’t you curious what the year 2020 will be like? And aren’t you curious of what and where you will be in 2020?
I just took a virtual journey to the future with Citizen 2020. It’s a fun and interactive app where you can explore various ETP-related projects, make real-life decisions and get a prediction of who you will be in 2020.
You will need to answer a few real-life scenario-based questions, like these for example…
The answers you choose will determine your path in life and you will get a prediction of your personality… and who you will be in 2020!
Here’s what it says about me:
I am most interested with my possible career paths. Especially creator of the next eBay. Now that would be very awesome. Or you know, a clothing line or something. Anything related to online shopping, really.
Try it out yourself at http://etp.pemandu.gov.my/citizen2020 and see what your future might be. It’s just a prediction but who knows it would become true….