Special lecture By Dr.suvit Maesincee
Minister of Science and Technology
Issues to be considered to change or not.
World has changed, man also have to changes in three factors.
Culture Living : We depend on technology. In the past, we live the Social system, but today we live in the Socio technological system as Digital Humanity. We have to look for good side in bad, vice versa. Global warming for instance, it’s not good but made us to adapt and live with it.
Culture Learning: Learning is crucial in the 21st century. Some universities has shut down for not meet the disruption of new technology. Historically, if we want to study, we have to go to school which is essential nowadays. What we need to adapt for this is not only children but also adults. This means to continuum of learning (life long learning), abolish the outdated knowledges and learn new things. Which also called “learn-relearn-unlearn”
Culture working: We used to believed that knowledge is power which caused monopoly of knowledge. Also called few peoples educated. Today, the key power is knowledge sharing. One wise man is not useful. We need share knowledge to the world, not just one man.
How can we adapt to the new economy system?
Quite simple, we have to change our mindset. Mistakenly, we used to care about skillset instead of mindset which may or may not change the world. To fulfil this idea, we should change the attitude, whice also called mindset and fulfil with skillset. Uber versus regular taxi is such that challenge. Learning and Culture working as sharing knowledge. Developing the children confidence , create their inspiration and promote “do it yourself” (DIY) economy concept. When children have digital or technology confidence, they cannot refuse to study STEM knowledge. And when they had STEM knowledge, they may become scientists or researchers in the future since those professions require STEM.
Thailand is a public state, which means not only the state itself can drove the country but also their peoples. This means co-operation between the government and civilian. Government monopoly is not the answer. For Thailand 4.0, we focused on Thai people to Change Their Mindset to surviving in 21st century and become Thailand 4.0 together. Change from world of Command and Conquer to individualization with professional dependence. This means core competency in individuals and their collaborations which may called “shared values” Five strategies to Thailand 4.0