Dear Professor Acharya
my family (international scots that have worked on mediating peoples projects in a majority of countries) has never believed that superpower can sustain a hyperconnected humanity but i am not yet informed of all the nuances of your multiplex framework -it would be wonderful if you do have time for a coffee
my father Norman Macrae's 1984 book The 2025 Report on would we just-in-time invest in millennials as SDgeneration? (in which i co-authored on the edutech side) - argued that the berlin wall would fall and that would be the time to mediate an end of superpower- and that by year 2000, man would need to understand greatest risk as discrepancies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations- by my fathers timelines we are now exponentially out of sync, with the AI-G5 decade of "moore" computer brains than human ones - not the situation he would have hoped for any of us
long before that, dad's surveys at The Economist http://www.normanmacrae.net had supported from 1962 post colonial models which were emerging in the east, and which bridged japanese and eu economies of the 1960s- dad had been the only journalist at messina's birth of EU
right now i trust connecting eastern maps/solutions far more than trump or a brexited eu - how much has turned since spring 2017 when young world citizens seemed to be in a good SDgoals orbit with belt road summit in beijing and AIIB in south korea with un world bank pope francis all connecting human geo-economics and many leapfrog solutions from technology emerging
would love to know which leaders maps you recommend students should be trying to linkin
since father died, friends and i organised a strong collection of adam smith scholars around deep girl empowerment solutions but they have not bridged with my fathers main connections in japan and what i really want to know now : is huawei the best or the worst technology for grassroots sustainability networking - britain has spent many years auditing that but i havent been able to unlock that secret yet!
sincerely chris macrae bethesda 240 316 8157