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.
WILL MORAL MEDIATION EVER BE FOUND AGAIN
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
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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