Millennials find their calling in unheard-of jobs

Mr Eugene Soh, 32, the founder of Dude Studios and Mind Palace, is a tech artist who creates augmented reality effects, sometimes doing projects for a good cause. In his free time, he also creates filter effects for Instagram.
Above: Mr Eugene Soh, 32, showing Instagram filter effects he created on a photo of his sister Jane, 30. His filter, which transforms faces into those of aliens against a backdrop of Mars and UFOs, has had 12 million impressions since March. Since ta
Mr Tai Yi Long, co-founder of NimbusUAV, flying a drone. The 26-year-old started the drone company with three other aerospace systems coursemates six months ago after graduating from university. PHOTO: NIMBUSUA

AR filter creator, genetic counsellor, ethical hacker and drone specialist are among new jobs that have been created amid rapid advances in technology, changing marketing strategies and a shift in how people view certain industries

Visitors at the opening of Sengkang Community Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital in March got to enjoy an unusual treat.

If they pointed their smartphones at a sculpture on the building's central fountain, virtual cherry blossoms bloomed and virtual fish splashed around in a lake.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'Millennials find their calling in unheard-of jobs'. Print Edition | Subscribe