Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

KUCHING: With the rapid advancement in technology, youths have been urged to be creative and farsighted.

“They must have vision and creativity as well as knowledge as the old ways simply won’t work anymore.

“I recently read a book, which detailed that future wars will no longer depend on hardware but instead on chips and devices.

“This is because we store so much valuable information on chips, which can become intelligent devices,” Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg told New Sarawak Tribune recently.

Abang Johari said in the future, disputes between countries would no longer be resolved using means common today as the cyber world was borderless.

He said that the young generation must not only be technologically savvy but also must have fundamental knowledge in information technology such as cybersecurity and big data.

“When I was younger, there was no luxury of modern technology like today. We used computers which were huge and also punch cards.

“All of that has changed. Everything is easier and it all depends on technology now.”

He said as well as being in touch with technology, youths must also focus on the social aspect to become holistic individuals.

“They must also be knowledgeable socially so that they can stave off issues that can only dampen the development of the community.”