|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, January 10, 2018
dear ed and thorkil, and friends
In DC, 3 active chinese connectors are meeting me in the next 2 weeks-
the guy who audits the asian infrastructure investment bank and commutes between shanghai and dc offices of PWC, the brookings author cheng li of the 2 most detailed guides to all xi jinping decision makers and thinktanks and
mary young whom javeed and I met in qatar in november
Mary connections are extraordinary in education and health from headstart to sitting on the thinktank in china that looks at artificial intelligence in education- after wise she was at china's main internet summit;
Mary E. Young, MD, DrPH, is a pediatrician and specialist in global health and child development with broad experience in both developed and developing countries. For the past three decades, she worked at the World Bank, guiding efforts in international public health and child health and development. Currently, she is Director of Center for Child Development at the China Development Research Foundation, Senior Advisor to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, and Technical Advisor to Brazil's Criança Feliz Program. During her tenure at the World Bank, she led global efforts to inform world leaders and policymakers about Early Childhood Development (ECD). Her experience spans the globe—from China, to Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to the Middle East and North Africa, and to Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Young’s recent publications and edited works include: The Role of the Health Sector in Promoting Well-being in Early Childhood (2017) in The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy. Converting the science of early human development into action: closing the gap between what we know and what we do. (2015) in The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research; Addressing and Mitigating Vulnerability across the Life Cycle: The Case for Investing in Early Childhood. (2014), for the UNDP Human Development Report; The Role of the Health Sector in Early Childhood Development (2013) in the Handbook of Early Childhood Development: Translating Research to Global Policy; From Early Child Development to Human Development (2001); (published also in Portuguese, Chinese, and Arabic), and Early Child Development—From Measurement to Action: A Priority for Growth and Equity (2007) (also available in Portuguese and on CD-Rom); Lancet series on ECD (2007). And, she has published numerous articles on the Chinese health care system, focusing on child health and maternal health.
before meeting her in 10 days she is advancing one of her headstart partnerships in brazil- in beijing she was well connected with the 1500 delegate hosting of wise@beijing which had a special focus close to amy's heart - how do rural kids catch up when their education transfers to beijing
as well as general questions on how can we all help each other - could i ask 0) that if anyone wants me to give mary a personal summary of their projects or questions they mail me this by 26 january - or if you wish to conference call while mary and I are together it will be around 11am jan 30
OTHER ACTIONS & UPDATES
1 ed in previous mail i asked could you decide which of the 4 wise delegates to qatar 1 from world possible and the other 3 who do the klite version of khan academy could be main contact
2 i have sent unicef the cold inquiry footnoted- though as you said we need to find someone in the office so that amy can see if they are the intern avenue to preparing the summit in september
3 javeed will be back in new york soon- he's been interviewing every educator he can reach in india since he and i hit every contact we could at wise and educationaboveall the joint unAcademicImpact hub qatar shares with un for refugee elarning- amy and i know people who are closely connected with india's main Impact hub - the 15 million people movement around www.amma.org unites all of the UN's nanotechnology researchers for the poor
In Beijing's english speaking world after the performances of trump and may there is one thing that English speakers are helping with - the former head of the UK Treasury Sir Danny Alexander is in effect operational head of the asia infrastructure bank in relation to India- the single biggest neighbor challenge jinping hasnt advanced yet; there are 3 bites at this from june aiib in mumbai, sco in qingdao june then brics sept out of Joburg. Because of Indian elections in 2019, if we wish to linkin indian students and tech wizards these next 4 months are absolutely critical
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My father's life work at The Economist concerned changing education (3 billion new jobs of sustainability generation). Friends like Sir Fazle Abed have hosted remembrance parties.
Now we are working on connecting entrepreneur alumni from 10 summit and sino-english publication of World Record Jobs Creators. Of these 10 summits converging on the communities for all Expo Jack Ma is sponsoring at Japan Olympics summer 2020, 5 on jobs-rich education and 5 connecting cultural trade and technological partnerships linked round china's dialogue on long term investments between clusters of nations- UN leader Antonio Guterres has for example called Beijing's Belt Road summit a people-centric economic global 2.0, driven by scaling sustainability goal solutions
I know your leadership team have been involved in several of these past summits but of the next 10 we are connecting people and education solutions around one is at the UN General Assembly Sept 2018. Could you tell me who is the contact point in your office for this summit. In New York we connect a particularly active student base of girls from China and concerned with girls empowerment (eg they attended sir fazle abed 80th birthday at brac). My experience from 8 visits to China is: regarding how education can change the world, china has many world leading ideas which its overseas female students in particular want to share and keep connecting before and after as well as during a summit such as WISE@UNGA - As you may know, at the UNAI WISE hosts the refugee learning hub educationaboveall which was my main focus of study at qatar's 6th laureate summit in november where the next 3 summits in africa at the UN and in Paris were announced. Many thanks Chris Macrae Norman Macrae Foundation