BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE FROM 75th birthday of UN to low roads of glasgow cop26 and 260 year since glasgow u's smith and watt started up machine era- chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk norman macrae foundation year 50 of laureates of entrepreneurial revolution - #1 fazle abed 1.1 1.2 1.3 and billion asian village girls- -dear all 9/22/20 hope you are staying well- do you know your next 6 weeks itinerary yet up to election? -3 revolutionary coalitions changing education emerged in un zooms over last 48 hours- i cant find fazle abed's identity in universities as changemakers which he started in 2011 in any of them-#1 there is wise which the first lady of qatar begun round fazle- its review on edu revolution linking 7 days of zooms from 3 summits since may co-sponsored by salzburg https://www.wise-qatar.org/app/uploads/2020/09/wise_ebook.pdf only has saleh p 196 on primary schools- that may be where he wants to fund from but it misses the uni coalition completely as the fifth wave of abed's 50 years of poverty alleviation empowermment of a billion asian womens sdgs - not one person at top of wise sees brac in universities even though its conference producer comes from abed's benchmark national uni of singapore- #2 then education cannot wait at the gordon brown family still the gateway to adam smith or cop26 have launched connections on refugees future livelihoods between top 30 un and western and dubai expo people- although gordon has always said he learnt most from abed , again abed knowhow left out-#3 perhaps most exciting 24 hours of zooms started with president crow of osun arizona state- they have been hard to follow over 24 hours and many parallel sessions spanish and canadians have left clear invitations on how to join in that i will follow up- if there is anyone doing bux or in your team trying to make sense of these connections pls intro me- back in bangladesh the key may be to get embassies to host abeds future of uni dialogue-it worked in 2012 when all ngos were at great risk because of yunus, but is much more urgent oddly guterres has focused on fintech https://digitalfinancingtaskforce.org/ including a lead bangladesh example - in spite of being connected with jack ma since 2016 guterres hasnt endorsed any edutech debates in a simple way in spite of us all zooming (the chinese led itu in geneva is only just starting a week long zoom on ai for good which might be worth monitoring) - ban ki moons connections with all of above are unknown to me - his events clashed but i feel gca.org isnt really known by new york climate leaders- happy to be wrong- uniting roads to cop26 hasnt been discussed anywhere i have listened intorelated sites masterclass100.com GAMES WORLRECORDJOBS OSUN: can you help unite global university of women ending poverty? some of today's first branches
  • abed university of brac - bangladesh, netherlands including james grant college of public health
  • CEU of vienna with ban ki-moon global climate adaptability research and city of music
  • soros bard ny state uni with composer leonbotstein
  • onlne education with arizona state friended by former intel ceo craig barres
  • ashesi u of ghana, 6th wise laureate in series inaugurated by fazle abed and qatar's sheikha moza un eminent,advised by singapore's Mahbubani
  • ..world class nations and 99 missing curricula- wcn explores how to love each other's poples, lands, cultures, arts? if you believe the most valuable ideas of our human race connect with our species having a future, then we recommend this opening question. sometime in the 2020s humans will be graced the 8th billion girl or boy to be alive at the same time. twill she be free to live a happy and productive life? the answer depEnds on where she is born. if an online quiz randomly gave you a gps lan coordinate- would you quickly be able to discus the greatest threat and opportunity to being born there. you could say this became a core curriculum at the birth of the un san francisco 1945, and that today it is also the core curriculum of humans number 1 sd goal -end poverty. is there a partnership of colleges that studies how educators and students answer this question out of each community ... and is there a mapping curriculum which enables you to crosscheck whether the organisations with access to the world's largest databases are able to linkin to the local question our 8th billion child needs to make here life long quest.

    if this question seems too big, another starting place is to list missing curriculum your nations people are mediating around- for example we find www.39steps.us a wonderful curriculum to spend time on if you live in america...
    back in 1988 when i first started asking how to value nations as the key brands of the sustainability generation- i got some feedback that religions were even bigger- I dont disagree but i feel we the peoples need to take responsibility for hi-trust national boundaries first -chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
    future of edu - 1959:: 1986 & now ... breaking 20 dec 2019 - in memory of fazle abed we'd like to ask what if every girl and boy who chooses could be an alumnus of brac uni global universiity of goal 1 end poverty.....................................MORALSENTIMENT marketing year 260- is a new economic world possible beyond the world's largest branded economies week 1 -2020- trump's usa, jinping's china, bureaucrats eu, abe's japan, big tech's california, big banks, big health, big energy,

    clues from 81ways.com can tokyo relaunch freedom, happiness and human sustainability with the olympics economistarts eg reiwa culture society5.0 big data osaka track, nhk's 500 favorite community stories worldwide
    ....
    ...Ma 1 (Jack) returned to full time education sept 2019, Ma 2 (Pony) is linked by co-founder who hosts the education laureates out of Hong Kong.
    which events of world class nations and supercities do you linkin &A welcome chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk +1 240 316 8157 : Can you help girls co-create sustainability's 3 billion new jobs: renew every community, renew planet, humanise exponential impacts of 1000 times more commnstech than 1946 ? Most exciting times to be alive : Over next decade (3 generations – half of world being girls & boys under 30, their parents and grandparents) will determine whether human race is sustainable.
    Do you see why education must change way beyond 300 hundred old classrooms to empower girls to explore far more than history can examine? NB by 1969 about 12 times more comstech had led a small network of men to race to the moon while almost half of girls were too poor to have access to electricity grids let alone any progress of 250 years of Industrial Revolution. Inspired by miraculous developments in China and Bangladesh, GirlsBeltRoad invites every community to celebrate going beyond win-lose era of colonisation and carbonisation. Diarise sustainability's urgent search for world record jobs creators; empower girls to lift up half the sky by transforming orbits of education and economies back to celebrating sutsainability of everyone. Recommendation listen to why China's richjest technologist values LoveQ then dare to play the WRJC game of fives with everyone you network with. Girls stories of goodwill's 7 social wonders in on : bankers, food workers, health servants, educators, hi-trust media designers, disaster relief connectors, public service. welcome to EconomistUniversity.com and EconomistLearning.com

    Monday, December 31, 1984

     soon if ai is turned on it will be able to review every  most productive and least productive moment of your day

    contents

    0 what is ai

    a what do we mean by ai being turned on

    b why should you want to be connected with te kind of ai that elon musk calls the new electricuty

    c which professions - eg teachers, public servats, medical, tech leaders - need to deomstrate the lead in being turned on

    back in 1959 at the same time as jfk was conceiving the moon race, artificial inteligence was coined to be the search of humanising technolgy by an ac up 2 labs in america's most exciting engineering schools- mit in boston, the stanford near san francisco. within 5 years alumni of gordon moore were promising to deliver the most extraordinary exponential change - 100 times more analytic computing power eadh decade- thats a trillion times moore in 2025 than female coders at mit needed to program moon landing.within 12 years the whoe region betwwen intel heaquarters and san francisco had been christened siliocon valley; right in the middle of that is stanford- the university founded by the fifth governor of california. governot stanfrdteenage only son had died of a virus while touring europe - mr and mrs stanford decaled from that day on the life of every child in california mattered to them. they founded stanford to be the university of every child matters. that is why/how california has risen to be the most productive economy in the ua, some would say the world. ironically very poor infrastructure is the only thing that makes california's ability to lead the world of humanising ai. mccarthy was pretty smart in founding 2 ai labs at opposite trading coasts of the usof a

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    by 2025 the first version of ai beng turned on will be able to review anything you heard or any things sensors show impacted yoyr emotions of body's vital signs with you. quite literally if ai is turned onit can give you a transcrit f any moment of your day. you will be smart to review what is assesses as both yur most productive and unproductive moments. educators at charemont have studied genuses and other most productive people. they find thesepeople maximise how much of their life they spend at he action learning edge of their most unique capabilty to serve other people. sadly most of us before having ai turned on rate at0.1% or less of our life switching our genius on; someone like einstein may have reached 3%. if thats why you shoud want to reviews your most productive momennts, how about analysing your least engaged times of the day- when people reflect on this 3 main possibilities emerge:

    they didnt have the information others needed to enjoy a productive moment

    hile the momentmay not have seemed productive to you, on relection it was a great moment for somene else- and to the extent that your role in life includes cosching other people, maybe it was a mutuually productive moment

    you are caught up in a system that isnt empowering you- who canhelp you change that

    please remember these reviews are not separate- the ai can help you see the trends in all these moments- and/or analuse are there personal or other situations which keep on being part of the pattern

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    musk may mean many things by ai being the new elexcticity but one of the simplest is if you have the freedom of choice would you choose to live in a world without electricity while others live in a world with it.  my hypothesis is that would make the least of your life rather than empower  the most of it. if this is true , the greatet inequality of living will be not having access to ai being turned on

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    if it is true that a places people cant be happy or productively successful without humanising ai, which people play a critical role in a places ai and human development

    in our view trachers of teens plus need toshare a curriculum od what is next ossible with humanising ai- we are not sayong ecery teacher needs to learn to code- as amazon web servives ai evangelist says -ay person serving others need to explore what the world of ai possibilites s bringing next; take an analogy with the 1970s- at that time the leading computer manufactorer couldnt conceive of any reason why many people would want a personal computer- his company soon lost its unique valuation purpose


    in the mid 1990s bill gates wrough an autobiography on microsoft- i almost lost microsoft- i only just in time understood we had to bein the worldwide web distribution business not just shipping software programs physically

    again those who have stuck too long on believing the pc was the most universal digital device have lost out to everg g-leap's cosequebce on mobile devoces of which the smartphone may have been most valuable in 3g world but certainly cant turn all od your human ai on

    in 1991 my father did a survey in the economist adding to our 1984 book on why educators needed to be great explorers of turning ai n- it would be critical to all public servants worthy of their places future- ai not lawyering needs to be the number 1 skill people vote to be led by, and if we anyone had any doubt about the medical industry needing to be tuned intothe future of ai, covid 19 must have ended that

     washington dc - day biden elected

    if you have any ideas on exchange or other projects which you are doing and which might translate across latin america or indeed anywhere latin languages are spoken please share by email or whats app etc


    manolo, myself and marta (manolo's friend at barcelona american intl school) have shared quite a lot of ideas- in fact i first met marta early 2017 at the global education summit wise and again at wise main summit in qatar 

    i think the main idea that unites us is that youth are particularly special people as members of the sustainability generation if they are confident in 2 languages plus tech
    in other words mother tongue
    a second language sometimes english or chinese as main ones globally publishing the history or the future and humanisng tech
    ai artificial intelligence

    i think in the past i have wrongly described language 3 as coding instead of humanising tech
    i was watching a zoom 2 days ago where amazons cloud evangelist for artificial intel explained he spends his whole time exploring with government and other leaders what they need to know to understand almost anything is possible in humanising tech in the 2020s- they dont need to go and practice eg python to map how ai will change every connection that could make them purposeful  employees or societies and sdgs- - Home - Future of Life Institute unites 1000 ai creatives- they say technology has reached stage where live everywhere can thrive or self-destruct- again i hope the community at singulaity u links people connecting ideas that thrive




    so a new question i am trying to ask educators everywhere- is it possible to catalogue stores of what is becoming possible so that every teacher of teens up should be sharing- i would really love to survey international schools - indeed anywhere that communities parents/teachers want its students to engage globally as to how we could share such a catalogue- of corse as well as generally we have specific skils challenges- coming out of covid as a health challenge, redesigning banking so community small enterprises are not victim of virus, climate or other challeges- some very specific to regions g those with refugees

    anyhow tha'st my idea for discussion this week- much more important is to se if there is a bridge between what you want spanish and portuguese to help linkin across americas or europe or elsewhere

    cheers chris
    ps if we are all starting to explore singularity online community it would be great to share any useful contacts or where we have planted conversations inviting collaborations/exchanges etc

    Sunday, December 30, 1984

    help search for youth's top 10 university coalitions of sdg generation

    during 15 visits to bangladesh during the last 10 years of life of fazle abed he brainstormed the idea that only university coalitions can both put the human race on hi-trust orbits for next centuries' sdgs and transforming next 7 years around this year's most urgent challenge - see also gates way ahead- exponentially more change happens in 7 years less in 3 yeaqrs than any leader can plan for

    which university coalitions might form just in time so the 2020s wins hg well's challenge - civilisation is a race between education and catatrophe

    currently we are tracking
    1 coalition of fazle abed universities including those inspiring alumni of ban ki moon and vienna's un contibutions, soros whse 31 year old central eu is now in vienna, botstein whos music and liberal arts uni has 41 years of relationship building across new york staqtes and lives matter suburbs eg brooklyn
    2 schwazman coalition linking yale tsingua mit oxford
    3 clinton uni parters especially scottish links on road to glasgow cop26 nov 2021 with eg italy and vatican university number 2 national supporter of this coalition
    4 concets like universityofstars - how will all sports value chains change universities during the decade of the virus- what does eg www.kobe.mba inspire as the legacy of one of the most girls empowerment visionary us sportsmen ever- how do sports, arts, music zoom around the world to give most of the value of fshions back to the younger half of the worldwide

    we welcome suggestions of other univerity coalitions

    schwarzman network connections
    students of any uni with 4 uni coalition yale-tsinghua-mit-oxford

    asian university co-funding billionnaires - masa son softbank, li ka sking- hk's riches man - ckgsb university and many uni research grants on health etc

    influence on new york funders including gallo (co-funder schwarzman scholars) -largest funder lawrence fink 7+trillion $ fund -blackrock - turn green, bloomberg, schwab's annual linkin of ny-un with his geneva-hq summit process mainly winter economics davos, new innovation champions summer china, plus four industrial rev 4 hubs in tokyo beijing delhi and san fran plus hundres of yiuth global shapers hubs

    music out of kennedy centre

    nb global finance still doesnt valu youth when 300 trillion $ of western pension funds never see sdg innovation coalitions as investment grade  video 1 2

    Saturday, December 29, 1984

    family and friends of the economist's entrepreneurial revolution -small enterprise and startup webs curriculum begun in 1970s  - started some concept unis in 2006 -what if everytihng clinton or obama or mandela saw was also turned into student curricula as soon as any top secrets had been edited out - our latest concept unis include bidenuni.com

    another form of concept university is zoomuni.net - we use it to twitter missing curricula- while everyone is on zoom this is most diverse time to survey missing curricula of sdg generation

    since 2003 we have brainstormed universityofstars with biggest asian nations - what if sports arts fashions fully valued and nurtured youth's deepest heorine networks not just of entertainment games but of world record jobs games - this is also branching into economistsports.net as the olympics needs to rethink its model in line with all livesmatter

    latest news from the real clintonuni CGI coalition -TOURS 1

    spring 2020 first time annual meet zoom
    edinburgh uni promised march 2021 real event if realisable
    scotland road to postponed cop26 glasgow nov 2021
    technically gordon brown still un master adocate of education linking also his education commission co-luanched un sept 2016 with jim kim jack ma erna solberg co-chair sdg advovates, mayor of tokyo

    fall 2020 news from cgi


    Meet the CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund Awardees

    We are excited to announce the recipients of the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, providing $100,000 to student commitments addressing COVID-19. Through the generosity of Founding Partner, Kevin Xu, and the colleges and universities that comprise the University Network38 innovative and timely projects have been awarded seed funding in support of efforts to improve healthcare, education, small businesses, and vulnerable communities affected by the global pandemic.

    After receiving more than 1,400 applications, we are pleased to announce the recipients of this award, representing 12 countries and 29 institutions of higher learning:
    • Abdikarin Abdullah
      University of California, San Francisco
      Bridging Admissions
    • Diana Aguilera
      George Washington University
      Latino Immigrants and Telemedicine Approaches
    • Rebecca Alcock
      University of Wisconsin–Madison
      Farm to Families
    • Paige Balcom
      University of California, Berkeley
      Takataka Plastics Face Shields
    • Sivam Bhatt
      Virginia Commonwealth University
      SafeAtHome
    • Prasidh Chhabria
      Harvard University
      The Concordium
    • Jonathan Dhanapala
      University of Waterloo
      Emre
    • Melissa Diamond
      Tsinghua University
      A Global Voice for Autism COVID-19 Emergency Inclusion Fund
    • Ryleigh Fleming
      University of Alabama–Birmingham
      Project Equity for Birmingham
    • Shadrack Frimpong
      Yale University
      CoCoPOPP
    • Vikrant Garg
      University of Illinois Chicago
      COVID Rapid Response Team Chicago (CRRTC)
    • Yeremia Byamungu Kibangu
      Jarvis Christian College
      COVID-19 is Color Blind
    • Alice Kim
      University of Alabama–Birmingham
      Campus Wellness Initiative
    • Kulubo Nyamahlorpu Koquoi
      African Methodist Episcopal University
      Keeping Women Safe Against COVID-19 and SGBV
    • Michael Lai
      Hofstra University
      Cress Mobile App
    • Longsha Liu
      Cornell University
      VitalMask
    • Alekhya Majety
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Quvi
    • Diing Manyang
      George Washington University
      We are the Kakuma
    • Bincheng Mao
      New York University
      Equitable Health Care Access for Minorities
    • Catherine McMillan
      Duke University
      Charlotte Covid Chronicles Story Bank
    • Konstantin Mitic
      George Washington University
      COVID Mali
    • Zonia Moore
      University of Pennsylvania
      SANIPACK
    • Eric Mwirichia
      Multimedia University of Kenya
      The Automated Handwashing Station
    • Omar Negron-Ocasio
      George Washington University
      Remora
    • Nga Nguyen
      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      LiRA: Lip Reading Assistant
    • Karina Popovich
      Cornell University
      Makers for COVID-19
    • Divya Rath
      George Washington University
      Global Guru
    • Camir Ricketts
      Cornell University
      Project Access
    • Josymar Rodriguez
      University of Oregon
      Spatial Strategies for Homeless Populations
    • Sukhmeet Sachal
      University of British Columbia
      COVID-19 Response in Sikh Temples
    • Blanca Sanz-Magallon Duque de Estrada
      University College London
      Safe Optima
    • Zuhayr Shaikh
      University of Virginia
      VAFCC Telehealth Service Network
    • Christopher Shallal
      Johns Hopkins University
      Vent-Lock
    • Ryan Skaggs
      California State University, Northridge
      Community Connections
    • Steve Arnaud Tchuenté Kayo
      HEC Paris
      AccuroLab
    • Rine Uhm
      Dartmouth College
      Give Essential
    • Davis White
      Georgia Institute of Technology
      Elbowroom
    • Evelyn Wong
      Harvard University
      CovEducation
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    In partnership with GoFundMe, the COVID-19 Student Crowdfunding Challenge gives COVID-19 Student Action Fund finalists another opportunity to compete to raise funds for their COVID-19 commitments. The Crowdfunding Challenge will take place from August 10-28, 2020.

    Learn more about all of the participants and their projects by visiting gofundme.com/c/cgiu2020. Here, you can access each student's campaign page to learn more about their work. All participants competing in the challenge will keep all funds raised on their campaign page during the duration of the challenge.
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    This Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00pm ET, join Chelsea Clinton, vaccine topic experts, and one of our CGI U COVID-19 Student Action Fund awardees as they discuss effective methods to combating misinformation.

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    dual language schools and other livesmatter education experimemts out of brooklyn barclona bangladesh ...

    hi marta- lot happing on music side of arts for sdgs- can we do another 3pm zoom 1 with china in next week and 2 with fabrice- whats your diary like in terms of school year planning and access to internet- i would like to know of the 10+ pitches on sdgs your students made, are any going forward through the whole school year- sept 15 to 30 is the best time to zoom year long youth contributions to sdgs - we can probably get your school event registered on main unguide which at least 30000 people subscribe to online- i also wonder what is chance of doing survey of other nternational schools to zoom a coalition



    shelf-5 essential community markets of livesmatter - Safety, Health, Education , Loveq (ie community's professonals =servant leaders nor rulers by power over people) Finance
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    university coalitions main community-rising triangulariser private public youth- only road to transforing next 3 to 500 years - see gates on years 3 to 7- see abed quotes on unis only msan made institutionsustaining gens across centuries-but sine 1964 toykyo olympics first sat broadcast- how will unis belnd real and virtual- tele-edu tele-commute tele-health efinance- how do we sustain sports/arts as value chains led by younger half of world -see economistsports.net
    how do we value smart mobile as first bidg data device of all 7.5 billion- will it be eg used to distribute vaccines and life critical info to botom not just top people- how does this connect with bretton woods system designs of uniting nations - tokyo started win-win trades using deming /borlaug first with east coat isles and penisular - then china turning point see economis survey 1977 - curriculum ezra vogel, peter drucker- how to sustain two thirds of humans wh are asian, 15% african 5% latin south - all left out of g6 north west empire models of designing trade- cf adams 3 big queries 1760 when he and james watt at glasgow u started up the new new world of humans and machines
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     Infrastucture how global village trade changes with ships trains cars planes as well as each moorte's law leap - 100 fold moore each 5g to 0g decade- challenge half of must valuable graduate learning changes every 5 years during millennials growth as first sdg generation - first timre man stops externalizing risks onto nature- 360 degree professions not 90 day extraction
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    Tech of coms and comp- 100 times moore multipliers each decade 70s to 20s 
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     2030 SDGS LAST CALL

    Intergenerational futures

    There is a consensus among English speaking people that Adam Smith's writing out of Glasgow of the 1750s helped to define the economics of how societies develop as a subject worthy of studying
    -related references to English-Language Economics with social characteristics-


    Surprisingly those who actually study Adam Smith's texts find a lot of future shocks which he is asking transatlantic citizens to question across generations. For example, Adam clarifies that the whole system of education designed by the British Empire was not about valuing youth.


     The Empire's education system was about producing a bureaucratic standard product even if only 1% of children emerged as being standardised high enough for administering the empire. And it was about a cosy life to professors to be worshiped as priests of specific expert silos. Multidisciplinary approaches were specifically excluded

    The HERstory we have been questioning ever since moon landing is what if 1946-2030 is an unprecedented era of innovation all around the world in which humans are doubling investment in coms tech every 7 years
    (search for joyful cases like Moringa started by Audrey Cheng a 22 year old graduate now celebrating girls who code from Kenya to Pakistan to why not a space near you )

    We invited you to start the search for world record job creators with health servants because life expectancy offers the simplest metric between an undeveloped place and one that is developing . If a place has life expectancy in the low 40s or less, then there is only really one inter generational investment in life and family's emotional as well as intellectual exchanges of learning. If a places has a life expectancy in the mid 60s we have the opportunity for smart interactions between youth parents and grandparents. Put another way in a place where life expectancy is only around 40, confining girls and boys to be examined in a classroom for half their life doesnt make sense. Its cruel not to develop children to create and learn by doing and serving real people

     In this chapter, we seek to clarify timelines of critical concern to sustaining planet and peoples; in particular, when as we humans race from 1946 to 2030 will we value total transformation of education?

    The appendix to this chapter shows our 1984 scenario for a 21st c education world designed round inviting every child to grow up in a new (death of distance as cost in sharing actionable apps) world that celebrates everyone's capacity to  a lifelong teacher as well as a lifelong student. Logically we are prepared to debate anyone about the cooperation needed to prevent extinction of our species that this is what a learning world needs to be for all our children to linkin their livelihoods around renewing every community as safe and smart space to grow up in, renewing planet, and designing eg the worldwide integration of artificial intelligence with human intelligence to support a little sister  (Adam Smith-social-economist) world instead of pied pipering us all round the orwellian big brother end game.

    To date the West hasn't scaled any trustworthy moves towards this new learning world for 2 types of reasons. Firstly we underestimated the luddite intransigence of those paid and pensioned off to cling to the 4 monopolies of old education systems:
    who what and how youth are certified
    who what and how youth are examined
    who what and how what is taught during the first 11 13 or 18 years of life
    who what and how content research is invested in

    INNOVATIONS 7 YEAR LEAPS
    A key insight on transfoirmational chnage comes from Bill Gates. Writing about the mid 1990s, The Way Ahead ,he said: less change than a leader  might expect happens in 3 years, much more in 7 years.

    So futures of learning are worth clarifying by 7 year coms-tech leaps -be these opportunities to be healthier, wiser, happier or anything that replicates worldwide improvement of the human lot.

    There is no time to waste. There is so much work to do to make every community sustainable But so far the west's developed nations haven't engaged in education leapfroging - compared with markets like efinance or ecommerce we havent scaled one (r)evolutionary open action-learning opportunity of the acceleration towards 4000 times moore technology .

     For example back in 1984 it was quite possible to imagine the bbc (then largest public broadcaster in terms of cumulative billi9ons of dollars of investment) could choose to connect the world's biggest public broadcasters at the time (eg  the frirst decade of the 21st C) when mobile chat platforms were scaling to billions of people.

    THE FIRST PUBLIC BROADCASTER HACKATHON COULD HAVE...
    The communications link that was needed was to make the chat connected with a program broadcast to billion people in the way described here. Instead of facebook the number 1 web designed by english language mediators could have been a space where the parents children and communities beamed in with prototype microfranchise solutions worth replicating wherever communities had a similar crisis to sustaining their next generation. We have seen in chapter 1 how bangladesh poorest women managed to grassroots networks such solutions without the help of mass media. Just imagine if their common sense had united those who had the means to mediate world service

    When considering possible  advantages of thousands of times more communications tech - these  may come from advancing knowledge sharing or freeing peoples travels and trades.

    We have never seen any evidence that the human lot is advanced  by more and more expensive advertising. Moreover when a media or market commentator  measures growth solely around national GDP they continuously devalue parenting which is one of the many valuable activities that GDP ignores. Put plainly such nightly news reporting corresponds to exponentially non-sustainable system designs - not ones that Adam would have given positive marks to. Unfortunately in America this aspect of fake news started in mass media long before facebook and other new media's troubles with the truth. The consequence is the under 30s (and family parenting) is being ever less valued. Moreover youth are being asked to carry ever more debt of their elders (eg subprime, spiraling costs and population bubble of elders health) as well as of their own making (eg too much gossip-led chat on the internet may be self-gratifying but its not productive)

    Returning to Bill Gates - he cited  his own business mapping of 7 year leaps. He had designed microsoft software around assuming separate installation on each personal-computer. Microsoft almost failed to keep up with the game changer of the worldwide web which Time Berners Lee launched in 1989 and where the browser became integral to the market of installing software.

    Before we search for who's helping youth change the livelihood purposes of  education it may help to ask is there a particular 7-year leap that is going to unite world citizens and business leaders in celebrating edu-tech entrepreneurial revolutionaries. Join us in reviewing recent 7 year periods using the SWOT tool valued by purposeful marketers in clarifying timely innovation. OT stands for exponential opportunities and risks going forward over net 7 years. SW stands for strengths and weaknesses of where we the peoples think history (or herstory) is spiraling around us


    1988.www about to be born... berners lee expects this to open source life critical knowhow....
    1995..text mobile about to be born...in the west this increasingly changes mass use of web towards commerce and trivialities whether advertised or self-promoted....
    2002.90% if western dotcoms collapse, .micro terror just went global......
    2009..smart mobile born; western big banking just collapsed in subprime..Chinese youth experiment with a new startup revolution integrating infrastructures never seen by fifth of world people before and with mobile finance....
    2016...sustainability goals launched; telecom G5 about to converge multiple tech revolutions..some call this AI, others Digital Cooperation or .......
    ...........

    Please note it is important you edit this table to timeline which  locally urgent contexts come next - NB america's west coast was between 3 to 10 years ahead of being first to experiment with much of the digital technologies listed up to around 2005 but was also doing this with some pieces that were only half formed in terms of reliability or public understanding of eg what data was being taken from them -

    When we navigate what is leading globalisation through 2016-2023 can we checklist global change factors that illustrate the accelerating exponential up to a scale of 2000 times moore  by 2023 ?That's compared with  moon landing's tech index of  10!

    Lets be frank - everyday pressures of school life can make it confusing both for teachers and students to begin to see what to change unless all of us who are parents or grandparents help celebrate valuing education designed round innovating youth livelihoods - outside the classroom experiences such as coding and real community renewal show what youth needs to network. Education should be helping youth practice cooperation of a smart digital kind and or a real loving kind. Few people have summarised this challenge as succinctly as Jack Ma- please note This 3 minute video was given in a sequence of 20 pitches by concerned national leaders- see the full range of 60 minutes on what youth will need to be the greatest #learninggeneration exchanged sept 2016 at the same UN summit that assessed the first years awareness of 17 sustainability goals

    CAN BRITISH DEMOCRACY GROW UP
    Imagine if one of the weeks in 2017 or 2018 that has drowned parliamentarians in Brexit had been used instead to brainstorm what if a bipartisan request is made to the royal family to host a meeting with the leaders of the 3 biggest nations on the South Asian coast. The meet-up could have made its agenda education's silk road or any name south asian preferred. The Royals would need to start by apologising- yes the history of the british empire caused the borders that are still  blocking your youth and communities from trading along the coastline the sustainability way ahead peoples (every community) facing the east coast are free to do . Therefore over the next 5 years we ask you for help - redesign every british aid program in your region towards education belt road. Bangladesh women have provided  great replicable examples of whats need on the ground starting with girls heath and safety and self-confidence echoing what Gandhi and Montessori pioneered in their global village schooling 80 years ago ; india's billion person digital id which rep;resent 10 years of brilliant world by tech wizards around Nilekani shows what a big data platform could make educationally possible; Pakistan with continuous advice from the SCO cluster of nations has seen how making Gwadir integral to world trade corridors  can change every win-win possibility from being a nation surrounded by hostility to  one all entrepreneurial youth and coding wizards can open learning and purposeful trade sans frontiers.

    BEST OF TIMES OR WORST OF TIMES
    While we dont expect the royal families of Britain or europe will take this lead we do expect the 2020s  integration of  the artificial intelligence race with the human race to change the world's job creating maps for once and for all - for much better or much worse. The scenario to seize is that as mobile connectivity goes from G4 to G5 humans will suddenly be in a tiny minority compared with things that are connected by the same technology that you currently think of your smart phone in your pocket but which will no longer be private because it will be embedded nit just in every (driverless ) car but in everything that moves your body or your mind. Imagine if we parents could believe we are world citizens when it comes to livelihood learning and sustainability all our children need.Who would be elected as the first worldwide learning ambassador. We will look at Jack Ma's candidature for this job but by all means share your nominations. The point is this is not about one person but one persons co-working (ref Drucker) connections with reclaiming our learning as joi ito and others at MIT have called IT,


    THE QUESTION HALF THE WORLD IS ASKING JACK MA
    Half of the world is aged under 30. Their question to Jack Ma: How can we help you energise human connections with edutech with as much gusto as you have energised Fintech and Commercetech (aka ecommerce).

    QUESTIONS  THE OTHER HALF OF WORLD (IE PARENTS) SHOULD BE ASKING ABOUT EDUCATION
    How can we improve education for disadvantaged girls and boys (their place or family may be poor, remotely located or unsafe) or they may be missing one of the senses (eg sight or hearing) or have a chronic illness? How can we match lifelong education with every child growing up confident ad enjoying a livelihood that is valuable because their network of peers serves needs other people have

    We hope you agree these are global questions. The fact is we haven't started to use 4000 times more technology to truly address these question. Note these 2 testimonies - the left hand one in 2008 , the right hand one in 2018.


    ....

    12 years ago we started tracking Jack Ma by youtube! He has been using the gifts that thousands of brilliant technologists have co-created around him to explore challenges like the above. By all means tell us of other people who you trust as fully valuing youth.

    CV OF JACK MA YOUNG WORLDS FAVORITE EDUCATOR?
    There's a lot that we can all gain from studying the job creating cv of jack ma

    This starts around age 10 - by good fortune his town hangzhou had been designated as one of first places in china welcoming outside tourists- jack's geography teacher woke him up by sayjng geography is exciting right now we Chinese are connecting with the world  - go and talk to tourists and they will tell you whats happening where in the rest of the world- jack spent the next 15 years or so self-teaching himself and 1000 youth from his town english and developing the towns personal tour guide industry!

    By 1994 Jack had become not only his regions most popular english professor! but also recognised as a reliable translator- he was commissioned to do a translation job in seattle- his first trip to usa where he first saw the worldwide web- at that time china was still installing telecoms and the www was yet to be born in China

    Jack's purpose in the world was transformed by his trip to Seattle.  From then on he started questioning everyone-  how can we make sure the web creates livelihoods for youth and small enterprises when it comes to china . His team spent most of the next decade redesigning pieces of what he had seen in amazon ebay and yahoo- but always the focus of jacks purpose of ecommerce was to maximise small enterprise participation in shoppers markets especially village/taobao across china. Around 2002 china was not ready to let anyone let alone a young entrepreneur launch a new media company so jack got his initial major investment form a taaiwan american (jerry yang of yahoo) and the japanese founder of softbank . All along the way,  jack's growth as the greatest job creating internet marketer has integrated ideas from the whole of the far east not just china and of course from america his first case studies in 1994

    By 2016 Hangzhou had become one f of China's destination cities - a status it hadnt enjoyed since it was Marco Polo's favorite silk road city. Jack's networks have turned Hangzhou into chinese (and many would say worldwide ) youths favorite city for co-creating livelihoods with goods that multiply sustainability goals

    - its true that inside china hangzhou has become one of 6 supercities of future innovation each of which is growing up in pairs :
    hangzhou and shanghai in the middle of the eastern coastal belt - the future of world trade commerce
    beijing and new supertown -the future of how a fifty of the world people sustain themselves and their relationships with the rest of the world including china 16 neighbors
    hong kong and shenzehn the future of making

    however plans morphed a bit in 2008 when the western banks started to stop financing anyone- jack was ready to mobile finance smes -and it made sense to xi jinpings emerging leadership to let extraoridinary youth like jack ma start a decade that saw 5 million youth startup in 2017 mainly anchored around the 3 big internet ecosystems BAT Alibaba and Ten Cent

    By 2015 Jack had mapped what livelihoods he could help co-create with ecommerce and with efinance but he was clear that some of sustainability goals most critical markets - health, education, sports and community participative media needed another channel- so he was happy to be asked to prep china's g20 out of hangzhou with various citizen sherpa groups coinciding as it did with the UN's first year of assessing sdgs and the education commission summit above- the UN liked what jack wanted to explore but believed that being appointed an envoy for UNCTAD out of Geneva would give everyone wanting to experiment with jack more freedom than other UN education networks already established out of new york and paris- encouraged by others in geneva lncluding klaus schwab's annual wef summits in davos and china and his IR4 hubs, the hq of ITU, WTO, WHO jack made the promise to himself and the youth he inspires that he will return full time to education in sept 2019 and this the the first annual celebration will be at the tokyo olympics. Yoiu can help us edit links to what jack prepped up to 2016 hangzhou g20 including the 50 chinese business leaders of the CEN at worldcitizen.tv - what he is prepping all the way up to olympics 2020 we try to blog at alibababuni.com

    but this is where things gets complicated because between now and 2023 the period of 1000 to 2000 moore tech - all sorts of tech is converging but very few of the first apps of tech are directly education related unless we choose to make them so

    can robots and ai become central to education? can blockchain and big data small analyses become central? what about how eg sensors are put in everything humans wear at the same time as they are put in anything we share in cities from cars to streets to bikes to trains and boats and planes- for example can we upgrade tourism so youth go to a place to learn something- and indeed can virtual reality goggles help youth explore a place before they go; its is possible now to link up classrooms around the world with shared googles so that one day a child experiences coming to school from a chinese village the next day from an american inner city the next day a school on the arctic circle coastal belt- what are both teachers and students to make of all this exploration and do they need all languages to be taught in peer to peer modes of practice not in classrooms

    back at the end of the 1100s marco polo became the world's greatest cver explorer until perhaps jack ma took on this curious role- if we understand correctly jack desperately wants help- he has a shopping list- eg what would  schooling structure be like if loveq not iq was every educators job- but he needs teachers and places who like at least one of his shopping list item for education that value youth to start partnering him now or to tell him where to linkin

    here are some of the places that inspire us - where we hope jack tours in his first 12  months as chief searcher of education revolution

    brac already mention in our quest for i want to learn helath

    fortunately sir fazle abed was the worlds first education laureate as judged by qatars ring of first ladies and mentors out of singapore- and a few years later the first wise road show went to beijing where about 50 edutceh experimenters first encountered real girl empowerment at the depth of bangladesh's needs - you can see some of the wise alumni here

    mit media lab where joi ito can make an interesting gudue- once the school of architecture the lab turned itself into how do media and supercity and tech engineers change the world?- its first media leader negropronte trued experiment with the $100 laprtop- a tech that wasnt quite connected enough

    - internediate lab heads have helped the square mile around mit pop up with an example of every  future industry imaginable- but joi ito is a bit different- when recruited he hadnt  finished a doctorate though he had been a japanese venture capitalist- since joining the media lab he has been arguing that moocs out of mit dont go far enough- t6 most young people we have surveyed the mooc was a false trail because it still ended in an examination certificate instead of the entrepreneurial competitions that mit ivalues more than certificates

    mit is also the worlds franchise centre for fablabs and smart cities - giving an engineers way in to most of the new technologies- how this matches with the types of market analysts apprentices is still to be mapped

    mit also values open source more than; anywhere else in america but sends scouts out to places like stanford to create minority networks who would ge [prefer basic AI to open be sourced not patented - fortunately chinese resaarchers already lead open source ai so any attempts by trumps or other to put the genii back in tech bottle will only disadvantage american youth - chinese youth already are invited all over the world in shared econony supercity exchanges -some of the interesting parts of that world include brics where nations leaders have invited jack to make sure their top tech and public servant universities can keep up with his explorations and his damo global academy makes 15 billion dollars of advanced R&D as public as possible

    we would also like to go back to where great experiential learning prioritised around poor's need to leapfrog with tech came form
    gandhi/montessori and paulo freire were all part of bracs cluetrain
    city montessorri and kalam and nilekani are all linked to idea of : tear up non sustainable curricula by 2020
    the problem with sal khan is instead of being one charity he should have been 5000 brains national effort the same way the moon face was- so since america dint want to lead that the artificial intelligence teacher trainers will be a better channel than youtube videos

    the greatest celebrations of virtual, elearning modes remain linked in by 2 middle east anchored summits qatars wise and dubai million dollar teachers prize- the point of the prize is not really the one teacher who gets it but the annual process of examining which teachers are trailbalzing new approaches with or without the help of the government system that needs to be engaged at some stage of edurevolution is to scale - in this way education is the craziest of markets - all over the world there are single schools pioneering stuff that values youth but in the west government systems have never replicated any of these 21st c experiments -if you think we are exaggerating have a look at the log of new ideas since 1984 that have been tried somewhere www.thelearningweb.net




    Friday, December 28, 1984


    I WANT TO LEARN
    THE ECONOMIST BOOK OF WORLD RECORD JOBS CREATORS -the search for missing curricula of sustainability generation

    If you want children and communities to be happy, let children especially girls start to learn to be health servants as early as possible - definitely by age 9

    Here are some stories of girls who wanted to learn to be health servants. By all means search out which make analogous sense in your communities- and help us celebrate new opportunities.. Even those who dont end up making a living as a health servant usually gain far more self-confidence and ability as leaders from exploring as much as they want about health and consciousness..Sustainability : To BE OR: EconomostDiary.com -if however you want tech to empower millennials to be the sdg generation here are the top 10 timelines from my father Norman Macrae's work at The Economist with selections from today's world record jobs creators 1984 redesign education to value youth to innovate what parents and professors cant even imagine - related WRJ schwarzman :: abed -more top 10 revolutions in valuing youth here
    ..

    Please note one thing first. "I want to learn through community experience" is not the same as " sit down and be examined in a classroom"

    Recently The Lancet together with australian professors of medicine at Monash U have published a lot of cases demonstrating that one of the biggest missing curricula is pre teens health. This is best taught peer to peer, and it is probably best if the first year of practice involves girls teaching girls. They have more special needs to get ready for starting with menstruation

    In Bangladesh, young village mothers of the 1970s wanted to save their infants - one in four of which did not survive due to basic diseases like diarrhea and extreme stunting. In spite of large scale illiteracy it turned out it cost less than $100 per mother to train one per village to start as para health business  supplying solution/knowhows to the 10 most basic challenges of child an maternal health. These services linked to nutrition and food security social businesses which the village mothers were also trained to start up. This is actually how grassroots village womens networking developed the nation of bangladesh- what some people have called microcredit was never separated from microhealth, micro education , micro food security. Over the years girls in the village learnt these basic village health services and among those gaining secondary scholarship aiming to become a doctor is the number 1 job wish

    You may not think that a girl learning to fly a helicopter is how what turned out to be the pathway for the most exciting innovator of african health services we have heard of Ms Oly. Growing up s an\ African Brit her sister was killed in an accident in Nigeria in a region which had no emergency services . From that moment on Oly want to start Nigeria's flying doctor service. She planned her own education pathway through Britoih and Japanese education systems at age of about 22 started the flying doctor service. But more exciting yet she has a plan for redesigning the whole nigerian helath service-= it looks cool  to us

    In Poland, at the time the nation freed itself from Russia, childrens hospitals across the country lacked many technologies that western europe countries regarded as essential. A year round event was organised called the Great Orchestra of Christmas. Over the festive period famkilies would fundraise. In the summer a free rock concert would be provided to all fundraisers with special goodies (eg band signed souvenirs) for hoses who fund raised the best. The whole nation would celebrate as hospitals across the nation got a selected upgrade in technnolgy eg one year might be childrens xray equipment. Building Poland's health service capacity is part of national pride and joy in a way that few countries have put their heart to since Florence Nightingale to heroise nursing as the mots beloved of vocations  - so why did the late 20th century choose particular sorts of celebrities most of whom had no active connection with what communities most need to heroise


    Bangladesh has also become a last mile health innovator in many other diseases over time. For example in ending tuberculosis, it has found that the best health servant are those who survived tuberculosis. They are immune and therefore able to treat the patient daily something that may need to be repeated for a year in difficult cases of TB

    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver made a television program exploring how to alleviate obesity by engaging children in nutrition. Indeed a while new cooking curriculum and market gardening curriculum emerged as a cheerful solution. Initially Jaies' problem in scaling this was not with the children but the city health authority which it turned out was getting backhanders by tendering school lunches to fast food (nay junk food) operators

    In research of families with boys with haemophilia - 95% of people surveyed said what we want is a life in the day of. Please timeline each next challenge a boy will face as he grows up so we can prepare head and ideally arrange for our son to be mentored by a boy who has just accomplished the next step.

    We did this research over 20 years ago but have subsequently found most families with a child growing up with a chronic illness of a disadvantage want "a life in the day of"

    Research with sensors and mobile technology is showing ways to augment a sense which had caused a child to be disadvantaged. Today blind people can be offered the same sort of sight that robots use. Research has found that those who without one of the human senses often are far smarter with the other senses than the fest of us. So new innovations are coming from what had previously been described a handicapped peoples.

    In the case of families with autism the specialists target the biggest  coding technology company in the region. The deal we will scout out for you some of your best coders because some boys with autism can be that focused. In return we want t=you to help sponsor our search for other regional livelihoods our specialists can do best

    One of America's leading cancer researchers was already a world class innovator in her teens. She had had persuaded a university in her canadian hometown to let her di research with them after school hours. Her description of how she did this back at the start of 2000s is here. Remember nearly 20 years on the opportunities for youth to search out who they could experientially learn from are technically far greatef

    Flow Researcher csik has shown that people we regard as geniuses almost always maximiised the amount of time they spent at the experiential edge of their unique competence. We understand that how superstar athletes and musician trains- why was the classroom designed to stop 95% of children from trying. Here is paul rose story - he nearly didnt become the world class ocean diver and nature broadcaster he now is

    In San Diego about 30 years ago a 13 year old latin ameerican immigrant was particularly skilled at speaking english. She wanted to help latin ameeican abused mothers on both sides of the border. She started by developing a netwoek for peer to peer language training . Having earned the mothers trust they started to sel-organise childrens care and basic health services. Today La Maestra are about 20 community services this network offers to struggling single mother families including many livelihood microfranchsies. The secret is being trusted as a one-stop connection netwerk for every type of basic community service mothers and children need- and the wpole network is about 85% self-sustaining?

    In India Aravind twice a year give s girls from the village 6 weeks course after which they are fully functioning nurses for patients who have come to aravind for laser cataract surgery. Almost every act of pre and post sugery care apart from the operation itself is done by the girls.

    In Kerala, a girl aged about 9 noticed how hard family members were working. She started going round hugging parents who gave their all to bringing up children. Today amma is one of largest social, consciousness and health movements. Amma has branched into various village training networks and community colleges. She is also the un's official partnersng ladb for academ]ics who ant to apply nanotech to serve the poor.

    In Melbourne a 14 year old daughter lof a medicla professor started greeting refugees as thy7r arrived in the city putting on festivals celebratng their dance and other cultures. The festival lighst up Melbourne as well as the youngest refugees lives. Particupation in arts , carnivals , creative arts increases wellbeing. Wherever large scale depression is endemic across a city's youth - particularly wherever suicides rates are high - there is something wrong with a system that does not provide safe spaces for youth to be community builders and to be fulfilled

    In Bostwana about 15 years ago, a manager of an HIV hospice service could not find good staff.. So she went out to the streets and offered 15 year old prostitutes the chance to change their career which most eagerly did. It took about 10 weeks to train them.

    We argued in 1984 that as the world increases money and time spent on coms tech, a key metric for whether we were innovating a sustainable globalisation would be if basic costs of health service came down. If we dont experiment with every way I want to learn to be a health servant, 50 years of debating technology rise since the moon landing makes us concerned that we will, all lose the race to sustain our species.

    Chapter 2 looks at how we presented the challenge in 1984. We are clearly a long way off the track of I want to learn in many many areas of skills. From chapter 3 onwards we will will look at more skills we could be helping children learn aa s young as possible

    We ask you to consider the next few years as the most critical time. While technology experiments with financial services have accelerated particularly since the subprime collapse in 2008, those involving education may seem to have been slow. However what we have observed after several trips to china suggests that the east is making G5 and edutech one and the same transfornation. They are inviting cooperation  all around the world. Better teaching of community needed skills and livelihoods isnt a competitive game - its a collaborative one in every urgent dimension of the UN's 17 sustainabilility goals

    What started in 2019 in China is artificial intelligence is being introduced into primary schools . There are actually many ways to do that. For example an ai teaching assistant can learn from girls teaching it what they already know how to do as health servant. Meanwhile AI's first proven use is being more encylopaedic in diagnosing rare conditions than most fully trained doctors. Done the right way experiential learning curves of children and the aI can mirror each other. In China there are already channels so 20000 teachers and students can share experiences live and ai learners can be part of such processes.




    Monday, December 24, 1984

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