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Saturday, July 24, 2021


8 decades of exponential futures now 1950s back from 2020s

 consider the world of 1945 at war's end. the dismal -poverty controling- fact of homo sapiens was that up to 80% of people had been excluded from the benefits of the age of humans and machines. 

uniting old and new worlds began in 1500, but an unplannable era of change kickstarted out of glasgow 1760 by first engineer james watt and first moral world trade mapmaker adam smith. 

IR1 *IR2 overwrite agricultural age IR0

primarily two types of Industrial Revolution powers became the playbooks of men - the energy and communication powers of machines. unfortunately as 20th c dawned the 8 biggest empires -7 western and white, and Japan - had colonised other peoples through a mix of slavery, gunpower, genocide and controling other peoples lands and natural assets. Colonisers economic models were geared to advance the empire's home capitalists not sustain earth's global villages. In terms of ethnicities -drawn from the old world- roughly speaking whites comprised 13% of peoples, Asians 65%, Africans 13% - to which could be added say 5% Latin Americans and 3% others.

Clearly? new economic models needed to be found but at the same time from 1945 humans needed the major economies to be rebooted. 


By 1962 The Economist reported an extraordinary possibility:

Japan had found two new economic models which thanks to American cross-fertilisation South Korea and Taiwan were also applying. There were rwo exponentially rising win-win opportunities which might free all Asians who had been left out of productivity. 

Rural Keynesianism offered priority innovation networks for rural people connecting alumni of borlaug. Thanks to new engineers like Deming's fusion with oriental consciousness, there was a different way of celebrating engineers and infrastructures capable of building the biggest win-win trading ports ever imagined- map the capital belt road japan-korea-taiwan-hk-singapore and onwards . Ironically the tokyo olympics 1964 offered a reunion space for Asia's old colonisers uk, dutch, japan but usa president was missing from the interpersonal dinner paerty even as the world's first satellite broadcasts change the purpose of superstardom.

You could say these offered systemic transformations of  IR0*IR1*IR2 -agriculture, powers of energy and communications. One of The Economist Journalists had met John Von Neumann and became the biographer of a legacy which involved questioning the future apps of 100 times more analytic technology every decade through 1960s to 2020s planted around TWIN AI labs in Stanford and MIT Boston. Soon Stanford alumni were proclaiming Moore Laws and the world's first regional lab of back from the future silicon valley. If these 360 degree force multipliers could be integrated- imagine the entrepreneurial revolution of every community being a thriving space for next girls and boys to be born into.


 In 1962 President Kennedy recognised the possibilities of Japan's new economic model for Asia Rising - could America promote interdependence and help youth celebrate extraordinary change goals every decade the way the space race had branded the 1960s. Then Kennedy and Medgar Evers were assassinated. What happened next needs open questioning from every national viewpoing and since scots who have the longest worldwide action learning curve with machines are not recogbised as a nation - can we help to be true and fair mediators. The Economist became the world's first viewspaper by continuing to severely examine big-leaders everywhere - could these new economic models be pathways to helping every next child born thrive in the most remarkable era of human transformation , and how do we prevent the other systems possibility social-sci storytellers such as hg wells and george orwell warned as probable.

The road to celebrating 260 years of human and machine power and intel converges on www.xglagow.com cop26 - diverse Environmental-Social-Governance clues can be brought from every gps on the planet including celebrations of www.japanthanks.com and the platform uniting billion poorest women www.abedmooc.com


scots chronology of a non-nation from 1700s

 scots are an 80% diaspora nation - as about 20 million folk, we are only 1/400 of the human race and not recognised by the united nations, the european union or any of the big political clubs that noise over global media- no worries the proof in the pudding of human advancement is in the communal doing and networking!

our exclusion from world affairs started ironically when scots lost their life savings to an experiment most of them never knew about-  scotland failed as a nation because money was put into trying to build the panama canal in 1700-1710-- a canal too far so to speak, especially 50 years before scots invented engines!! 

 - failure at colonisation turned scots into unique reporters mapping economies and human goals for over 300 hundred years in ways that value diversity, nature, cooperation the far north is too cold not to value local community and clans, 

 as well as the revolution caused by machines being invented at glasgow university 1760 around first engineer james watt and chief mapmaker of youth futures adam smith

since world war 2 major sources for scottish learning of sustainable economics include japan, alumni of von neumann, asianwomen especially bangladesh and china- without billion mothers ending extreme poverty in this quarter of the world's population healthy life -let alone climate adaptation at ecop26 -  in the 2020s would be far more hopeless - as it look to japan for believing in youth in every way - japanthanks.com

No alt text provided for this imageand for one billion womens contributions to sustainability over the last half century we recommend clicking round 2018 NOMINATION OF FAZLE ABED HAPPIEST ENTREPRENUR OF ECONOMIST'S 175 YEAR LEARNING CURVE AbedMooc INVITES YOU TO celebrates 36 jigsaw pieces of sdg economics AM4.5 the joy of starting lifelong learning at early childhood AM1.1 ER of where billion poorest women started searching partners in 1972;

how's that?  scots differentiate 2 industrial revolutions we started up from 1760  - machines for energy eg james watt  and machines for communication eg alexander bell with post war industrial revolutions 3, 4

after world war 2 the american deming broke through with new questions on how societies and engineers could most value each other with the first 2 industrial revolutions, while the hungarian american von neumann ioneered 2 new industrial tevolutions- 

for reasons that take a lot of searching neither britain or usa who had led industrial revolution 1 and 2 took much notice of deming but japan heroised him- my father who had served in allied bomber command in myanmar kept diaroes at the economist for 50 years; by 1962 his suvey of japan shows how his auld enemy was now giving back to the world sharing ideas on how the two thirds of humans who are asians could grow through humanising engines and celebrating engineers

just as this was happening teenage fazle abed travelled from what had been north east india in the days of the british raj to glasgow university to learn naval engineering; he then studied charted accountancy which his family had prevuously led in calcutta before being partitioned to east pakistan; he then worked hard to become regional ceo for the royal dutch shell oil company; this took os to 1970 when a cy=clone million people were killed around his office in east pakistan- this life changing moment cased abed to dedicate the 50 remiaing years of his life to how the region's leading engineer/accuntant could help a billion poorest village women develop - see abedmooc.com

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Monday, July 19, 2021

tour educations most open networks  livelihood edu for all 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6

2002 founding the university of billion poorest village women;; 2019 legacy inspiration for collaboration of 100 universities replacing graduates of extinction with something smarter, greener, happier, healthier in every community

sadly old us universities have become specialists in putting students in debt and brainwashing masters of extinction- so how we change how young people spent their first 11, 15, 17, 21.. years of life- who would you want your daughter to be a practitioner of

for 50 years fazle abed co-created hybrids of solution empowering a billion women villagers to build sustainability out of regions mainly the british had colonised or excluded from world trade; in his second 25 years whilst not diluting his village studies he started connecting with japanese and silicon valley entrepreneurs bracnet, and in 2001 he opened a university; now he had 3 platforms to partner sdg worlds most collaborative entrepreneurs with

the 100000 person meta village

the brac net

the brac university

but in his last decade abed one further; by now his worldwide ngo partners were the largest network; could they help unite 100 universities students in all the missing work millennials would need to entrepreneur if they were to be the first sdg generation out of every gps coordinate; for sure this would require an unprecedented blending of von neumanns machine intel, youth brains and mother natures dynamics out of every coordinate on earth - game on


josb.city celebrating the 10th year of adam smith scholars journal of social business dedicated to fazle abed - imagine if every college celebrated a student union club that created jobs connecting last mile services every community needed- sample our sustainability generation case studies - top 7 reads from abed archives: who'll partner 1 higher ed in poorest countries -more coming soon or ask personal tour of archives - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk


Friday, July 9, 2021

preventing extinction- the view from glasgow

since scots started the age of humans and machines in the 1760s with first engineer james watt and first moral world trade mapmakers adam smith, we are naturally concerned that 7.5 billion people stop being pied pipered to extinction

it seems that engines now have 4 applications- IR = Industrial Revolutions - which can be applied to exponentially advance or extinguish human development

the first two
IR1 machines for energy - eg trains electricity building cities cooking or freezing cars planes nuclear

IR2 communications eg telegram telephone radio tv satellite

were unnaturally applied mainly by the legislatures of7 white empires resulting in world war 2 and the hope that united nations could mediate the very opposite to IR1 and IR2

according to scottish diaries the 3rd and 4th IR emerged from 12 years of brilliant mathematical woek of john von neumann from day world war 2 ended

my father, norman macrae, wrote john von neumanns biography -these are the clues he used to mediate at the economist 1948-1990 consequences of von neumann which he then summarised in the biography

there will be 100 times more analytic power every decade from 1957 - von neumann's death- this will last to the 2020s or longer- never in human experience has change compounded so fast- if humans couldnt design IR1 and IR2 without world wars, it is logical to ask will we mediate ir3 and it4 without extinction

within 4 years of von neumann's twin AI labs (Stanford, MIT) were set up to research 
IR4 - a tine in the future where machines take over governance from humans of life critical systems because only they can cope with real times response to data being generated from every GPS on earth

IR3 is every other way peoples livelihoods change as we move from 1960s where slide rulers and paper analysis was the norm to unlimited analytic power and digital updating of intelligence humans operate

Thursday, July 8, 2021

why sustainability will depend on ai places

 corporations may be the fastest way consumption is scaled but sustainability is about how deeply diverse and intergeneration system governance is- could this be changed by a fusion of esg experts and ai ones geared to purpose of biggest market sectors?

in reviewing place ai

some smart cities eg singapore dubai offere execleent benchmarks

the federal gov of usa and of eu lags far behind- you need endineers not lawyers, you need statistican of deep diversity not noisy hatemakers exhibited by the worst of politicking and of propganda media

there is a hope that the united nations is learning very fast #aiforgoods- can it turn each sustainability goal into ai platforms

we welcome posting of best in kind ai - have a look at www.futureoflife.org to see the diversity of professions who care- eg there ate so many ai models that could have been quickly developed to beat corona but have not because the virus exploits both professional and governance silos

when it comes to glasgow its not obvious that the tradional powers who run cop26 have enough practice in ai but who knows just as defeating the virus has called for community partnerships never seen before , could green leap ahead if we design glasgow to maximise teaching curriculum youth need to be the sdsg generation and minimise the usual suspects of noisy media platforms