|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, March 25, 2018
America still has 1000 days of living dangerously under trump just when
so many nations leaders were helping youth and tech move collaboratively around sustainability's urgent chalenges
Conversations many of us have had recently compel me to try once more
If you look at attached this was where sir fazle abed -bangladesh girl empowerment networks of brac had got to in 1979 - imagine what those with acess to the world's laregst ngo can do in education linking into 40 years of more lessons brac network shares
specifically when abby has spent 4 years studying village health in boston , and before that being spotted in indian vilages by mit and wikipedia as connecting health q&a , and now he is at india's un delegation - is there anything his circles could learn by meeting brac leadership now?
or javeed who wants to spend rest of his life on improving education in india as well as brooklyn?
or ed and bob who first linked in with yunus in 1996 but have since understood in their fields mobile and microenergy infratructure networks brac not grameen was bangladesh girl empowerments main connector?
or wherever we discuss black comunity colleges and note that whatever they are being taught students in these colleges are being blocked from networking solutions back into their communities
or wherever china's belt roads connect with a poor country where some girls/women remain as disconncted as brac's once were
so these are my questions (time is urgent as sir fazle is 82 and for 6 years now he has been asking at least 40 of us who met at the japanese embassy in dhaka is there anyone else who can most value his knowhow and connections)
1 is there something you might be most missing by not knowing sir fazle abed and his education director now
2 given in 1997 microcreditsummit was formed to spread the new development model of bangladesh girl empowerment but never shared the real knowhow of brac because it ended up fundarising for yunus and being ipo'd by big banks, how do we make sure that now wise was formed back in 2011 to make brac the benchamrk model of all valuing education we dont make the sam mistake with 3 wise summits now being prepped but as yet none bringing direct connections with brac
1 ghana summit May led by co-chair of un eminent committee
2 un summit at general assembly new york sept 2018 personally invited by guterres
3 paris summit march 2019
whichever city you are in or which you see as your alumni city, if you have questions about the above lets meet there once with whomever else you also know who may have questions
arranging to see sir fazle abed or his nominated directors isnt difficult if we know what overall systems and actions networking question you really want to ask
for those spefically concerned with sino-india there is more here
chris macrae 240 316 8157
mostofa can list all the bigest partners of brac and what they did or didnt actaullay multiply around brac as opposed to a project of their own from clinton global to gates foundation to mastercard foundation to british aid to soros or iwse or the education commission to dozens of universities including columbia and berkeley - there has been one major sucessful partnership this is with parts of mit boston and legatum dubai -they have helped brac build the world's largest cashelss bank round the universal mobile connectivity in bangaldesh vilages which I estemiate to be mp3 or less; i believe this to be the level that ali babas brwiser is leading connector of but we desperately need technolgists to assess this so india china and bangaldesh/myanmar poorest can connect each other- and probably with paralels in africa and poorest elsewhere