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Monday, May 30, 2022

 [6:37 PM, 5/30/2022] GlobalBroadway C Macrae: tomorrow i meet the young female head Katherine Worley of next generation of goddard playschools on montgomery county (her new school is 5 minutes walk from where I live) and potentially all of maryland; question can I tell her that you and your wife would be happy to chat to see if there are common long term goals. I am being accompanied by a neighbour who was katherine's parents first qualified teacher at goddard nearly 20 years ago- she organises community events in the condo I live in as well as continuing to author community relevant books for 5 year olds; in my view all colleges in our region are way behind where they could be on schools for 3-6 - this view is informed by 25 visits to asia since 9/11 where partnerships in playschoolls now connect lego foundation world bank and yidan the hong billiunniare who originally co-founded tencent - more at www.yidanprize.org  lego foundation just issued a great briefing on why female teachers need to be connected with questioning how ai is taught at schools every year if sdgs are to be advanced...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

do you know any public servants or community leaders who want your places youth to be the sustainability generation?

 How can 8 billion people help UN leader Guterres unite parents so that all kids are the first sustainability generation not the fiist extinction generation?

join EconomistDiary.com in beginning the mapping here 1  2

if you live in eg a rich country the first question may be why do its international development experts not share what they know in communities near you - the UN led by Antonio Guterres (once Portugal's leader ) is becoming a digital solution that public servants can apply in any place 

questions, answers welcome chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk Wash DC

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

 1951 the year i was born, dad norman started being mentored by von neumann that biggest question journalists could ever ask ; what to do with 100 times more tech a decade - or if you aim to sustain generation across 30 years ; million times more tech

 dad was 28 in 1951 - he'd spent his last days as teen  navigator allied bomber command burma; his first days as teen in british embassy moscow ;1936-stalin seemed as mad -bad as hitler from all accounts... so dad had a lot of deep data questions on war and peace, happiness and sustainability wherever next child born- working at the economist for 40 years he tried to help any journalist as von neumanns questions, then from 1990 anu tech person as dad completed vion neumann bio; 

moreover, when I was 28 he sugtested we start writing a book 2025 report to be piulished in 1984 - was there an alterative to orwell's big brother end game ; in much smaller ways than dad i had a l,t of questions to ask having got MA statistics DAMTP Cambridge - I wasnt too interested in hawkins black holes - the future of online and community education and of other markets the younger half of the world needs elders to invest in --- seemed valuable to be curious about

friends and i are currently co-editing last version of 2025 report for 2023 publication biy sneak preview in new york during general assembly sept 2022

we aim to organise th q&A i have heard as well as those i remember from dad since 1951; pieces of a jigsaw as you all face the last chance to answer the question will millennials be the first extinction gen or the first sustainability gen teacxhforsdgs.com beeings.app

of course lots of help welcome chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

CODESmeta.com - can 8 billion humans and AI help Guterres meta sustainability roadmaps

My 50th year as stats guy in Ad & Ai Agency now goes meta across NY HK and 10 supercity united beeings.app

Monday, May 2, 2022

2025 report -last edition ETA 2023 - extinction generation or a better race?

 TeachforUN.com   TeachforSDGs.com: Dad, Norman Macrae (1923-2010), was The Economist's sub-editor of would 100 times more tech per decade sustain our species? 

This became his friends' favorite journalistic question when he met von neumann in 1951 at Princeton while being seconded for a year to New York by The Economist. 

Dad would have been 100 in 2023 so his family and friends regard 2022-23 as most exciting students' and teachers' year ever!

 After 35 years of leaders at The Economist, dad and i co-authored the first 2025 report in 1984 which was translated in various updates to Sweden's New Vikings in 1993. About that time dad brought out the first biography of Von Neumann. During 2022-23, friends and family will pilot AI Hall of Fame - if Johnny was alive today who would he hope all teachers and youth collaborate around?

There were three future (HER)stories that my father connected with as much purpose as anyone I know of. With one exception:  1970's reformed Young Asian Oil Company Engineer , Fazle Abed, who dedicated his last 50 years of life to helping poor Asian village women develop their families and rural regions including the new nation of Bangladesh -see abedmooc.com

NORMANS 3 FUTURE STORIES

1 That of Scots from Adam Smith onwards.  Smith is interesting to systems mapmakers because he wrote the last book on the higher (moral) purpose of markets' transparency before the era of man and machine power; and the first book surveying what nations started up round the first 2 decades of engines. 80 years after Smith had mediated the morals of capitalists who started up the era of machine power, London-Scot James Wilson founded The Economist initially as a Royal Society gossip sheet (1843). Might it be wise for Queen Victoria to enjoy changing leadership role of the most powerful person of the 19th century democracy from being head of slavemaking empire to commonwealth? Foot 1

2 Because dad was homeschooled mainly in British Embassies including Stalin's Moscow as he reached adolescence, dad became fascinated by von neumann, einstein and the greatest generation of mathematicians. How had they been schooled? What was it like to be a Central European Immigrant on the east Coast of USA in the middle of technology races from nuclear to nature's quantum science, from computing intel to satellite telecommunications? Would this scientific networks  gift of machine intel (100 times more maths and media tech  per decade) turn out for better for worse? locally and globally?. 

The first 180 years  (6 inter-generations of 30 years of Glasgow's machines has reached the 1930s climax of  unstop[able world wars and nuclear arms, what would be the exponential consequence of blending human and artificial intel? This seemed likely to be a far faster revolutionary race - 30s to 60s to 90s to 2020s seemed likely to be an unprecdeneted time for emdia and emdiation

In particular 2020s-1990s would educators free the younger half of the world to co-create extraordinarily happy or dismal millennials futures? 1990s-1960s Would entrepreneurial revolution (The Economist 1976) return human advancement to the collaboration networking of SME value chains instead of big get bigger (externalisation driven) organisations? 

3) Because dad served in world war 2 as a teenage navigator bomber command Burma campaign , you could say he had locally diverse google maps of east and west in his head a generation ahead of  even the world's biggest decision-makers. Coming from generation of missionaty Scots, he saw that the English Empiring mindset had accidentally trapped 90% of Asians in poverty and so he questioned how the viewpoint of the two thirds of humans who are Asian could win-win with the fifth of humans whose ethnicity is white and north western as well as the sixth of the world of greatest diversity (eg african, latin american. native peoples before the old world knew the new workld exsted, and potentially the quarter of today's nations that are small islands)

From 1984's viewpoint, the coming of the worldwide web would be pivotal to thye innovation compass of 100 times more from 1984-1993. Norman had expected 1994-2003 to be the end of non-digital media's monopoly of influence . He advised that before humans digitalised market purposes it was vital that global awareness of man's greatest risk was mediated -a namely discrepanvcies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations. The hypothesis that the human race would unite in questioning this one core milennium goal did not happen. So much of 1980's 2025 reporting now looks hopelessly optimistic just as the reality of eg Putins war and Covid's plague and Cliimate crisis meltdowns might have looked extraordinarily pessimistic scenarios from 1984. Today it seems timely to ask IF humanities deepest learning opportunities were not designed into the web from 1990, is it possible that the metaverse can be the smartest education space every co-created? Is this pivotal to huamnity's best last chnace?

2025 report last edition

In updating what seem to be the most positive sdg and esg solutions form these viewpoints we hope to encourage any and every community to join in with what their family-loving peoples now ma. Intergenerationally,  can we help millennials collaborative map extraordinary leaps for human advancement as nature's smartest species  or is the younger half of the world destined to be the first extinction generation? Techforgood exists  .. so what's missing?


Foot 1. Whilst the scots are only 1/400 of the world they are one of the first mainly diaspora nation - less than a quarter of scots make their lives out of Scotland. You might say that Scot's great weakness is to be over-optimistic a generation too early. Who else would try building the panama cana a generation before inb=venting engines. The result was Scotland failed as a nation and had become a colny of London by the time Smith and watt were making machine power prime time. Again, Wilson's optimist attempt to end vested interests in London's parliament and change Queen Victoria's role was to see him dispatched to Calcutta where he died of diarrhea 9 months into trying to start up queen victoria's gift of charter bank as by and for all peoples of India subcontinent. It was to be 112 years later that Engineer Abed changed womens world with last mile community health services including oral rehydration to end death by diarrhea , village mothers rice and veggies microfranchises to end starvation, and ultimately redesign of the entire value chain of aid and national banking and in millennial primetime the largest partnership in cashless banking viewed in terms of population served

Sunday, May 1, 2022

 Debates mediated by Economist Journalists with Von Neumann's first 3 decades of 100 times moore


1962-1952

good news- unlike zero sum or less trade of consuming up things - life critical knowhow networking could connect way above zero sum trades; also renewable human and machine energies might be  future possible (The Economist termed these as entrepreneurial and post industrial revolution - though world economic forum now calss these industrial rev 3 and 4) and Japan society 5.0-

Jfk's interdependence modeling was mappable around Asia Rising models that had emerged out of Japan and were connecting far east coastal belth down to singpaore: specifiaclly supevilage models (rural keynesiasm with borlaug networkers  ) and supercity models (deminsgs recursive improvement and interconnecdtivity of enginess intergrating sme netwo0rks and through conatieristaion supercity shipping trades were above zero sum in ways that trade inside a contient could not be) both ecologically and entrepreneurially shipping is the core dynamic of world trade as distiguished from local trade- how you map connecyting of shiips to railroads matters (cars and planes may advance lives of richest but are not the gravity for sustainability fo the human race at least until or unelss renewable energy and zero waste are integrated);

it was foreseeable that the human population would double twice from c2 billion in 1940 to 4 billion 1975 to 8 billion in 2020 


1972-1962


1982-1972


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futures debates convened with alumni of 2025 report

2G decade of worldwide web starting 1990

3g decvade starting 2000

4g decade strating 2010

5g decade starting 2020 


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history prior to 1945 with birth of UN

unfortunately as world war 2 showe the white g8 nations (Uk France Italy, Rusia Germany , Euro, USA Canada) plus japan had designed world trade (accelarted by engines from 1760s but started by discovery  of new world navifation from 1490s) to exclude development of up to 80% of people

in fact another white G10 (portugal Spain Switezerland Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Nordina...)   had contributed from late 15th c - starting with portugal and spain - they had started the mop0del of bet a nation's wealth on colonising; altgough  italian led trade to 1490 had turned med sea into mainly win-win trade, early italian navigaotrs hired by portugal , spain and Uk were ruthless people staffing boats and colonisation by slavery or press ganging 

 The Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN and the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI) are organizing a side event focused on showcasing a Global Network in artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Speakers:
• Ambassador Boštjan Malovrh, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the UN
• Ambassador Tetsuya Kimura, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN
• Tshilidzi Marsala, Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg
• Marielza Oliveira, Communications and Information Sector, IFAP Secretary, UNESCO
• John Shawe-Taylor, Director IRCAI
• Samuel Kaski, Aalto University, ELISE Network Coordinator
• Paul Lukowicz, DFKI, HumaneAI Network Coordinator
• Matthew Smith, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC
• Nelson González, Head Global Impact Computing, AWS
• Kathleen Siminyu, Machine Learning Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
• Nuria Oliver, Vodafone Institute, ELLIS Unit Alicante Foundation
• Ulrich Paquet, Deep Learning Indaba, DeepMind
• Maria Fasli, UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex
• Alexandre F. Barbosa, Director Cetic
• Emmanuel Letouzé, Director Data-Pop Alliance

The event will present the objectives of this vibrant Global network of AI excellence centres in Sustainable Development is to develop a network of excellence centres aiming at boosting the research capacity in AI and Sustainable Development, and making it attractive for scientists and new talents, investors, both social impact and venture capital, and policymakers, including the general public.

• More on the Network https://ircai.org/naixus
• More about IRCAI Top 100 list https://ircai.org/global-top-100/results/
• More about IRCAI AI Award https://ircai.org/ircai-ai-award-2021/

May 4, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 The IATT is one of the components of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM): 

TFM logo

 

Terms of Reference:

Policy Briefs:

  • #1: Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs Roadmaps - Framework and Working Method 
  • #2: Assessment of STI capabilities to meet prioritized SDGs
  • #3: Assessment of Human Capital Needs for STI R&D and Other STI Skills
  • #4: Harnessing Ghana youth innovation potential for the SDGs

Background Papers:

Work Streams:

Work Stream 1: Establishment and management of the Interagency Task Team
Work Stream 2: Group of 10 representatives of civil society, private sector and science (“10-Member Group”)
Work Stream 3: Collaborative, multi-stakeholder forum on STI for the SDGs
Work Stream 4: Online Platform
Work Stream 5: Mapping of STI initiatives, background research and reports in support of the TFM activities
Work Stream 6: UN capacity building programme on technology facilitation for SDGs
Work Stream 7: Partnerships and fund raising
Work Stream 8: Gender and STI
Work Stream 9: STI policy frameworks, action plan and roadmaps
Work Stream 10: Analytical work on emerging technologies and the SDGs

 

Members of the Inter-agency Task Team

IATT Coordinators

Mr. Wei Liu
Division for Sustainable Development Goals
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
S-26th floor, United Nations Secretariat Building,
New York, NY 10017, USA
liuw[at]un[dot]org

Mr. Dimo Calovski
Science, Technology, and ICT Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
dimo.calovski[at]unctad[dot]org