TEMPO.CO, Bandung - The 6th President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) said Indonesia has optimism in the future as it has many sources of new strength for the country. The statement was given following the speech delivered by General Chairman of Gerindra Party Prabowo Subianto who declared Indonesia to be dissolved in 2030.
"But perhaps other countries have the speed, and we are slower." However, Indonesia should not lose from any country. "Victory to Indonesia," said SBY in Bandung, Saturday, March 24.
SBY referred to the book by the futurist Alvin Toffler entitled Future Shock and The Third Wave. According to SBY, he had discussed it with the author twice. "The prediction is, a technologically illiterate nation that does not realize the third wave has come will be a losing nation."
The meaning, SBY explained, in this century especially the last 30 years, Indonesia has entered the initial wave of the information age. In Toffler's book, there are three waves of civilization, namely agricultural age, industrial age, and information age.
According to SBY, Indonesia is expected to become a strong emerging nation in 2030. The way is to be superior and competitive in the human resources," he said. Moreover, Indonesia has plenty of natural resources.
Indonesia development said SBY, also increased from one to another leader. "Since President Soekarno, Soeharto, Habibie, Abdurachman Wahid, Megawati Sukarnoputri, I, and President Joko Widodo," he said.
SBY has received an award from the Indonesia University of Computer (Unikom) Bandung. The campus honored SBY as the father of Indonesia's Information Technology Education Development. He expressed his gratitude and proud for the award. "This inspires or motivates and encourage the leaders of this country that this nation is determined by the superiority of its human competitiveness."