|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?
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Dear Audrey -yes please chat with mostofa- just spent a week at brac with him debating related issues- after my father died brac's leader sir fazle abed and japans ambassador to tokyo chaired a 2012 roundtable on the post-yunus future of bangladesh girl power, and last week was my 6th annual update on socialtech agendas sir fazle wished his 100000 educators to linkin
Could i summarise a few action/idea opportunities which are urgent to see which may fit your goal which i understand from the wonderful presentation you made at world bank as maximising coding skills base of africa/kenyan youth (i do know the secretariat of kenyas second lady - happy to intro you if that would help but i have to admit i dont feel i understand politics in kenya- i used to be a huge fan of ingrid munro's jamii bora and mpesa but both seem to have lost their deepest goals - fortunately bangladesh's www.bkash.com accesses skills of nick hughes vodaphnes original project leader of mpesa)
my father and i wrote a book in 1984 back from future of 2025 (which gordon dryden's The Learning Web - Home Page became the only lifelong practitioner of ) :
By 2025 sustainbility would require total transformation of livelihoods rich education and valuing girl empowerment
1 children of every age needed to understand coding or at least how to form teams imagining what coding could do regarding 3 billion new jobs
1a conversely once practised in coding many youth from early adolescence up would be better off outside classroom (lifelong learning should mean everyone is both teacher and student )
2 the other main experience children needed before leaving school concerned confidence in self and how to joyfully host co-creativity startup networks -open space being the practice skill set to start with
i believe connecting girl coding educators across africa china india and bangaldesh is urgent in next 14 months up to China's second Belt Road summit in beijing
mostofa from bangladesh villages and i have been looking at sustainability challenges to youth for 11 year joined by chinese amy from mao's vilages since 2013
right now there are several huge scaling possibilites
1 the simplest way would be if mostofa and you can exchnage views with brac's director of education - if he wants to see you to decide whether there are synergies between what you want to do, brac girls adolescent clubs in 7 african and 7 other countries, and how he can ask wise to include agenda at wise, un and paris -that's the most valuable thing to do in the next 4 weeks that i can imagine
2 we are organising various trips to china to connect with peoplelike these but i still havent found which educator will open the door to everyone- if we could get 1 established then connections between brac and china's girls networks are the biggest missing link in the east particularly as they could then include india which is javeeds main space- i am sure there must be come great emerging coding schools in india - javeed have you found best starting place?
3 mostofa is reconnecting with taddy blecher who founded south africa free university and mandela extranet and whom google africa developed coing curricula with - if we can check that and brac leads out in parallel that may give us more to swap with ghana unless someone already feels they know who to make our forst connection in ghana.. now zuma is gone its a chnace for BRICS and south africa and all transparent african nations to fly
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