|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?
Friday, August 25, 2017
I am in beijing 10 to 17 september - first visit since attending wonderful aiib summit in Jeju
Friends, youth journalists and I are writing up a course mapping the most exciting social impact projects connected with Belt Road and multilateral investments networks designed to help under 30s celebrate being the sustainability generation, and maximise friendships between chinese and english speaking worlds. A particular focus of class 2017-2018 connects with Argentina G20 because Franciscan values have turned out to be pivotal to women empowerment lessons discovered by sponsoring 10 years of youth journalism in Bangladesh and with Lord Stern expected to debrief the G20 (home nation of pope francis) with 15 eminent peoples views on sustainable banking. Our foci after that seeks to link best sino-us youth good news of Japan G20 and Japan AliBaba Olympics.
I would particularly like to track public information on the half billion dollar AIIB Indonesian slums project as my first visit to Asia wasIindonesia 1983. For 12 years I helped lead research of Unilever's new product development projects where they reached out to poorest female population (mainly Muslim) in SE Asia / Asean countries
So while I do not claim any deep banking knowledge my friends and I do have ways of tracking sustainable social developments. These are also informed by my fathers work as The Economist's end poverty economist which notably :
bridged east and west from 1962 (dad was awarded the Emperor's main international honor - Order of Rising Sun with Gold Bars)
foresaw China and the first sustainability internet generation needing to being joined by Fintech as early as 1976
often involved exchanges with both Lord Nick Stern and Romano Prodi - two people whose peaceloving and social economic concerns for families and SMEs matched my fathers lifelong genre of entrepreneurtial revolution. Father had served as a teenager in royal air force navigating over modernday Myanmar, and married the daughter of Sir Kenneth Kemp whose 25 year relationship out of Mumbai with Mahatma Gandhi led to grandad writing up the legalese of India's Independence
I havent previously visited AIIB hq - and dont understand if there is a library or other area that authors can use. Whilst in Beijing I also maximise connections with tsingua and peking university students who are remarkable to learn with and whose open spaces at places like ThinkInChina bridge cafe i wish every AIIB partner capital enjoyed replicating. We are trying to empower Chinese students to start up such cafes along columbia university row (upper West Side Manhattan) this class year. Consequently finding all ways of keeping up with the good news of aiib and worldwide advances in belt raod mapping would be great. Students in Trumps America need help in linking with solutions which only beijing can now collaboratively scale when it comes to wonders such as Green Big Bang Club launched in Jeju.
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