|To understand why Mr Trump's 1461 day presidency to end of 2020 was likely to be the most dangerous whomever ruled the wavelengths, BRI.school invites you to co-edit a 7 minute read on a short history of world trade in millennium 2 - see far right column. In Moore's laws maths -this period's exponential rise breaches singularity - for first one computer chip has more switching/analytic capacity than the human brain's cells- tenmoore.com - The Games|
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Main reason for optimism is leapfrogging - thats when a society/place that was excluded from industrial age networks leapfrogs an old system to a new one thanks to 1000 times more COMstech than 1946; about a third of the world never had wired telephone lines, now almost all have mobile (text version); more than a quarter of the world never had electricity grids, now microsolar is linking in;. Prior to 2017 only Jim Kim open spaced this debated in DC: let's hope all parents and youth do now from usa to china to Rome, from Scotland to Argentina, from Bangalore to Haiti. from . G1 G2. Join Valuetrue.com and QBG -does your place have a JYK to celebrate global youth? futures of Liberty 1 & education 1
|Even as the 1960s moon race inspired the world, we need to understand how unequal the opporttunity to innovate had been - even in the 1960s as many as half the world's people had no access to electricity grids so they got their news of the moon race by word of mouth.|
Consider 1000-1500- until the last few years of this period , the known world was Europe-Asia and NE Africa; #BR8 the med sea was the main world trade waterway; places facing this sea increasingly developed win-win trades; moreover #BR7 the west asian border to med sea was the start of an amazing overland relay of traders which stretched all the way to china (the silk road was the greatest overland world trade route ever and to sustain its interfacing markets required positive cross-cultural bridging all along its route. Silks and spices from the Chinese end acted like a positive currency- there was much demand for them whose value naturally went up the further they were merchanted back to Europe. Everyone gained for this trading route- you can read marco polo's diaries- perhaps nowhere invested more in artistic celebrations of being a major hub of positive trade than his hometown venice in europe and the town he was asked to govern for 2 years in china Hangzhou which marco described as the great town of markets in the world.)
What happened towards 1500 that 2 long shipping routes were discovered by north europeans- the new world of the ameriucas to the west (#BR6 N, #BR10 what we now call Latin America), and a way of reaching the @BR2 South Asian coastal Belt (starting with the indian subcontinent) by sailing around africa. A ship captain couldnt affird such a long return voyage unless he goit what trade he wanted- soon this big ships were equipped with gun power and crews were pressganged or even enslaved. Next in the process was colonising. So it was that nations became big by pludering economies of other peoples places. Back in 1500 places economic size was corelated with population. Soon Britain grew at the expense particularly of the Indian subcontiuent. Mainly Britain and France colonised Africa too, Spain andPotrtugal colonised Latin America. North America was settled by a mixyure of Europeans whose declaration of Indendence in 1776 ended any attempt by Britain to colonise America, But we should note that the USA was built on a sort of internal colonisation - natives had theor places taken over and slaves were used to do most of the hard labour. In effect the old war's colonial ways casued the 2 world wars of the fkirst half of the 20th C. From 1946 most of the world's countries regained their independence but starting from (mainly undeveloped states - poverty that the colonia era had gtraped them in).
Ironically whule the UDA came to tghe resuce of the old workld and from 1946 helped relaunch the two biggest losers of world war 2 Germsny and Japan, american (not withstandiong thair family trees origins) had previously had little modern of knowledge of Eurasia but were pulled into peacekeeping and the cold war with russia through the sceond half of the 20th C. Whilst there was some understanding of the extraoerdinary progress japanese enginers made with electornics, civil and other enginnering, the rise and rise of the east and the often difficult bodrers that had been caused by British and Jpoanese colonisation of the region are not deeply studied by most Americans or their media. It should be the best news the world has ever seen that the fifth of the world in chjna tghat closed itself to the world for more than a centiry after Brfits has offered opium as a gtrading currency in 1860 is now as entrepreneurial as anywhere. With over half of tghe world's ;people facikng either the sout asia or east asia coastal belts, the opportunity the east is cfreating to win0pwin gtrade oin line with moore's ever increasing technology should make sustainable youth worlwdie the gfreatesty positive curency-invetsment the human race has ever mapped. But this is not how USA or the block of coungtriues ruled by the Euro have marketed transapfrently. Instead we are caught in the Keynsian crisis of economist not valuing the hippocratic oathes he had published as tghe final chapter of the ngeneral throy of employment money and interest. The 2020s are likely to make the system designs our tech spreads irreversible- will the end game be big brother extinction or little sister sustainability?
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
dear ab and friends connecting boston and other open tech wizard hubs
yes i want to link a team visit to boston in consultation with john kiehl and others; i have particular need ogf advice as boston students urgently need to stat g20 student union clubs - in particular 2018's deadline should unite all latin american and other franscican students; 2019 all indian connecting students - and how both groups bridge china and usa - what trump or indeed congress is utterly irrelevant to what youth technologists collaborate around job creation if sustainability is to be your generation worldwide goal
AB do you have a summary of what your research of boston has brought using your editorial eyes as india wikipedias chief rural, technology and health searcher? how highly do you rate 1) joi ito's media lab 2) quadirs legatum lab 3) whomever runs development lab 4) edward roberts sloan and trust labs? -what would make up yout top 10 of tech labs interested in small enterprise platforms and eg blockchain
he had some special deadlines over last 2 months that ended today- so i hope in next week to clarify his diary
amy (and her friends) have been studying what links does china need with boston -eg jose knows how fab lab movement started in boston and has connected fab-cities around the world; i believe that mit's 4-day annual summit on fab labs devotes one day to extextiles- lee wianright invented those and has a new open source segment to launch if i understand correctly; lee's wife miko is mapping back tokyo olympics (main sponsor is now ali baba) and may be looking at whether there can be an asian 100 model parallel to the china100 model; ranga is spending most of this year in bangalore uniting coders for yazmi elearning satellite that needs partners in scaling up curation of african school contents 300000 children at a time- intel friends in new york are one such partner
i first met fady when we were both helping judge accelerator phase of mit100k; one of his multiple entrepreneurial ventiutres was maintaining bostons ecosystem newsletters of youth entrepreneur events and tech's innovation edges; he been at leding edge of robotics i think; others like marinez and doswell are in going beyond expensive bridband and training supercoders eg in blockchain
out of west baltimore we have the usa's deepest inner city generation hub - no chance of baltimore-dc becoming one of the world's 4 supercity sustainability networks without it; nowhere has more connection with how black americans build america and we know every real womens empowerment model that has been tested in usa or bangladesh; and no inner city hub has potential connections with china's education revolution like baltimore with it being favorite inner city experiment of both pope francis and jim kim both of whom china's most radical educators admire
best chris http://1461.world day 12 under trump