quiz: in which country are the top 2 digital bankers also leading the revolution in livelihood learning - Bravo China where 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


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
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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.




Saturday, December 29, 1984

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 .......
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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.


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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




Saturday, December 1, 1984

which futures of learning do you value exploring and linking in youth to as the sustainability goals gen?
10/10 www.aisingapore.org
10/10 www.ebrac.com
10/10 schwarzman scholars in partnership with eg maso son ka-shing bloomberg ...supercity mayors

0/10 Teachers College, Columbia University is hosting an international conference on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 3 pm to 6 pm., on the future of Artificial Intelligence in Education in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Teachers College. Coinciding with the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, the conference will feature: welcome remarks from TC President Thomas Bailey and WISE CEO Stavros Yiannouka; a keynote from Hod Lipson, James and Sally Scapa Professor of Innovation, Columbia University, one of the world’s foremost researchers and authorities on AI and robotics; and two panel discussions in which eminent researchers in education technology from Columbia University and other universities examine and debate AI’s potential impact on education with leaders from the tech world, the media, and NGOs. The conference will conclude with closing remarks from Paulo Blikstein, Associate Professor of Communications, Media and Learning Technology Design at Teachers College, and Borhene Chakroun, Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO. Visit the conference website for agenda and full list of speakers.

Friday, November 30, 1984

is education ending our species? - 6 searches

Chris Macrae

UNWOMENS job creation agent atEconomistPoor.com
please help us review 6 known approaches currently searching or inform of a 7th
education commission soft launch un 2016 - origin gordon brown- no longer diverse search brown had intended as un envoy for education's consequential impacts on other 16 SDGs- more
apply un 2.1 strategy to second practice transformation network of education placed where trade rules are innovated faster than the headquarters of vetoing startups experiments - this seems to be what geneva branches of UN are doing to a combination of practice areas including tech and education and diversity of hemisphere's most urgent sustainability races applied to trade and love of our species -more 1 2
education laureates - has this process learnt from Nobel which in some areans eg economics now celebrates opposite to adam smith original purpose- hi-trust markets, mapping trade that sustains all peoples - can qatar advised by singapore and womens networls keep indepenedent of anti-youth lobbies? -more
annual million dollar teacher prize - we have been here beflore when a summit eg ted says a prize is intended to encourage learning from the top 50 candidates - explore how to help with all of their journeys and how diversely each year's search broadens or narrows - more
take another crisis - eg why are women still valued less than one tent that men are? -and the search whether education is part of this extinction threat- more
celebrate writers of futures of what education could look like - but leverage the fact that in the 2020s nothing is science fiction any longer because artificials 1 2 have got to stage of intelligence dev with humans that they will determine whats fact and whats fiction unless we value turing's principle of always being a leap ahead that sustaining humans needs to prioritise - more
7th search rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk EconomostLearning.com

Thursday, November 29, 1984

education commission

please help; us edit the history of the education commission
this appears to have been conceived by gordon brown- the scot and last UK labor prime minister whose loyalty to tony blair's adminstration was "rewarded" with inheriting leadership of the uk at a time when usa subpriming of the world had become unstoppable- see 2008 video of gotrdon and mkuhammad yunus made th e day that many british banks decalred the need for bailout

looking in the 20o10s for something more practical to do, gordon ad his wife appear to have become deeply concerned with schools in africas and for refugees- gordon was appointed by the previous un head ban ki-moon as un envoy

it has become normal for practice envoys to help either elect an eminent committee - see un eminent comittee of SDgoals or of finance - or a somewhat more informal commission- typically one concerned leading personality per nation but sometimes including ngo representatives- in 2015 the commission's panel was formed and a 3 minute youtube of each panels concerns was made - see here

september 2016 saw the soft launch of the commission at the un in ny- 3 main topics seem to have been identified
 two were concerned with building more of the old system of education:
get it more funds
get underperforming countries benchmark countries where education was thought to be performing

it is these two parties that have taken over 90% of the education commission's focus since 2017

the original queries of can edutech help design education when there are no permanent teachers nor national certificates - eg refugees education or what to do where education is destroying youths livelihoods went out of focus and now appear to be the lead responsibility of other education movements

Wednesday, October 31, 1984

Value multipliers of places, girls and boys

related link - mapping 13 regions of world record jobs creators 
What makes a nation great in the 21st century?
A place where people and their children sustain growth personally and help other peoples and places grow?
A place where safety resonates confidence individually (particularly for the fairer sex) and interpersonally from early childhood upwards
A place which gives everyone including those born poorest a fair chance at a purposeful and happy life
A place that values entrepreneurs who help the nation live being the change- either change whose acceleration is unstoppable (various technologies) or that needs to be unstoppably linked in - eg going green and valuing what resources women and parents to thrive as much as paper money used by men and others who are so driven by monetisation or media fame that the essential human experience of nurturing child or children is not in their everydat playbook

Let's explore how different this may be from history's application of greatness to nations. For example, do you and I dare find the courage to understand te evil and sadness that mercantile colonial empires spread. Through slavery and other means they that spiralled bigger and bigger over 4 centuries climaxing in two world wars erected borders and inequality all over the world that it has been humans main cooperation challenge to reconcile since 1946.

There is still so much work for our youth to do. They are having to mediate a "death of distance" age where thousands time more communications technology than 1946 is spiralling universal connectivity in the digital world while many neighboring nations are still trapped in not knowing how to positively translate each others cultures or naturally most diverse positives.

Back when it was clear man would reach the moon my father asked anyone who read his work at The Economist to explore dealt of distance. What he meant was: as satellite communications technologies accelerated distance which had been the greatest cost of sharing things would become virtually costless in both sharing knowhow and mobilising applications

In digital new new world, most alumni of my father cite singapore as a great nation. Today its geographical location might make its positioning as win-win trading';s greatest island superport obvious. What Lee Kuan Yew needed to do to build singapore was by no means obvious (or part of any advertising age economics ) playbook. His peoples livelihood education and cross cultural safety was everything to Lee. Singapore not only hubbed the greatest small nation startup of Lee's generation but it became a beacon of multiplying cultural diversity positively across every country proud tgo call itself Asean. We know this from a trilogy of fascinatin  books by Mahbubani.

And one of the most hopeful opportunities in the troubled region westerners call the middle east9 (but which might be more logically viewed by a Eurasian mapmaker as West Asia_ is how Dubai's great leaders have adapted Singapore's playbook. Dubai isnt an island but it is surrounded by desert again making it born to be a small nation in population size. So small nations (in population size less than one thousandth of our human race) can and must be able to be great nations if the 21st century be the one that extinguishes our species.
grounded theory gt)
This method is used when people dare to question- maybe we have completely misunderstood something deeply human, lets start again assuming we know nothing about a specific context. One of the first application in mid 20th century applied gt to people spending their last days on earth in hospices. Socially speaking hat did these want most from their last days of life? Conventional wisdom was that they wanted extreme privacy - grounded theory revealed the opposite.

Grounded theory can also be thought of as a game any two people can play and co-create with. Today you may use it if you really want to be a valuable social mediator. Here's how you do it. Two people start interviewing each other. After I have a couple of page of notes on a subject you have most expertise in I ask for a timeout. I use a highlight pen to detect say 3 things you said that most surprised me- that were the most opposite to what I had ever heard before. You now let me start questioning specifically on these surprises. You can repeat the process as many time as you like. Or you can ask other pairs of learners and experts to do the exercise and then share each others explorations. Notice what happens as grounded theory breathes innovation all around you and your peer network. You start freeing yourself of conventional wisdom from days of yore. Elders may indeed have described an optimal system across a continent when the fastest way to move around lierally depended on the power of horses. To think that a great and big nation of the 21st century can empower its people entrepreneurial capacities by being chained to such a top down constitution is likely to result in using digital to make big media ever more fake.

As a statistician concerned with valuing world class media, I have had opportunities to work on innovation in large companies or big governments like the European Union. Some clients have specifically told us not to include grounded theory in projects. Clients who do ban it are neither the socially innovative ones nor the entrepreneurially revolutionary ones (a term coined by my father in The Economist in 1968). Father after navigating airplanes in world war 2 over modernday Bangladesh and Myanmar was in the last class to be tutored by Keynes. It was natiural dor dad to value epace more than any other media economist of his era. And coming from a family gtree of diaspora scots who had worked withe intriguing people like Mahatma Gandhi, my father valued livelihhod creation, small enterprsie networking, dee[ply diverse communities as much as he did the search for what nations need to facilaite to give all of their people a fair chnace a t living a greatly useful life

I love grounded theory becasue a child can try it out as soon as she is capable of inteviewing and listening to another person. Its something she can try first in a real community,  locally, safely - before she wechats or emails or enter any virtual world of expression.

gt is also a demonstration of  what mathematician Turing called recursion - quite simply how we humans can always stay a step ahead of the so-called ariifcial intelligences. This is a topic we will return to in the next chapter - if we bother to look at the simplest findings of mathematican greats like einsteain, von neumann, and turing, and purposeful human market's greats like keynes and adam smith, then almost every positive scenario science fiction writers have ever dreamed of can beam me and you up above the clouds be they amazon's or alibaba's , bet they erickkson or huanweis, be they google of baidus, be they xaiomi's or apples, be they tencents or facebooks. Lets take back our open spaces on earth as well as in space. Safety in a world of thousands of times more communictauons tech than 1946 is as much a local responsibility as it is a global one; it will require a marriage of human and artificial intelligences.  In 2017 the UNited Nations sgtarted being lectired to on these urgent concerns by Robots like sophia who will meet in the next chapter but you can bing at hanson sophia who has so far proved to be  at her most curious in demanding womens rights when she encounters a robot called einstein.!

We have already seen that celebration of a post-colonial age permits xmall nations like Singapore to linkin knowledge (quite literally be free to apply "grounded theory" co-creativity) and design hubs that people in ivory tower academia of old big nations are not free or funded to spend time on.

SO CAN MICRO SUSTAIN MACRO?
A natural question becomes- how can nations that are big need to be great for their millennials and elder generations. Bigness typically means living on a big continent (including the old world of Eurasia and Africa or the new world of the Americas) and having at least one of these 3 dynamics:

  • large population - starting with the two largest each with a fifth of all human beings China and India (S Asian Coast)
  • large amount land
  • large amount of financial wealth

CURRICULUM OF BEING WORLDWIDE
Here are 3 questions that every teacher of geography, history, economics , languages and cultures needs to help children play whilst seeing that today you dont need to be a navigator of airplane to google map or enjoy 3d virtual exploration of anyhwere on the planet

  1. Which is the superport that my community has access to (this question maters because over 90% of the world's trade of things is shipped). If you nation kis landlocked or small but not on a leading world trade route, it is going to need good neighborly relations to share a superport
  2. What grid maps across out continent maximising trade, energies, waters and people movement ecologically/renewably as well as so my family has a positive income.
  3.  Across this mastergrid- map railRoads before you map car Roads or airports.Next: map such pipes as are needed for energy , water and telecoms to flow.


In a world where digital technologies make the ;potential of human knowhow free to connect anyone and anyone, failure of physical infrastructure to cooperatively connect as fast as digital infrastructure becomes one of our greatest risks. It  divides people between those who have a chance to co--create any positively imaginable future and those who do not. That will cause worldwide (cyber)-wars that will be as bad and sad as the 20th c world wars. They will be far worse because what man integrates from ,local to global will be the opposite of mother nature's rules of species survival

WORLDCLASSNATIONS.com

It is worth considering how the conscious state of a nation depends on how communications , legislative and other professional monopolies including academics, and public servants design the valuation of markets in line with the peoples hierarchy of true needs. Consider as an example the relative needs people have for:
health service
livelihood education
happy and safe homes
financial services
entertainment

Through the second half of the 20th century, statistical analysis of how american media disproportionately valued entertainment mixed with nightly reporting whose attention aimed addicted people to fearing each other locally. The subconscious state of the nation was diverted from the courageous heroism that saved Europeans (and the whole of the old world) from the tragedy of world wars. No amount of Donald Trump huffing and puffing about world trade will change worldwide millennials behaviours- they will not freely buy into today's american nightmare. Will IT be transformed back to the American Dream
references:
worldclsasbrands,tv worldclassnations.com universityofstars.tv AIdemocracy.com
triple special issue of journal of marketing management 1999 on brand reality

to understand where the advertising agents subcobscious playbook took its first wrong turns towards fear and fakery  read ernest dichter- and help every teacher empower children to critically analyse the saddest bestseller on designing communications ever written - "positioning the battle for your mind" by trout and ries

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is also the name of the academic field of study which studies how to create computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behavior.
To understand the urgent challenge of who's programming the artificial intelligences - americans with right or wrong stuff - there is a weird vocabulary of computer science to search which includes:
the artificials, the internet of things, G4, blockchain, quantum computers, virtual and augmented reality of senses and sensors, big data analysis, additive engineering or 3d design, cyber opportunities and threats -help us chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk add to this vocabulary as the digital world risks pre-empting the LoveQ of what real people communities can safely action learn and network

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