Millennials find their calling in unheard-of jobs

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

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

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'. Subscribe