9/8/18 paul oyer: fei-fei li : lei zhang - WE WELCOME q&a THE MORE MATHEMATUCAL OR HUMAN THE BETTER chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk MA stats cambridge 1973
1/1/21 we have entered the most exciting decade to be alive- by 2030 we will likely know whether humans & tech wizards can save futureoflife- tech surveys indicate odds of accomplishing this greatest human mission would be lot less without spirit of a chinese american lady at stanford-...
bonus challenge for those on road to glasgow cop2 nov2021: future 8 billion peoples want to value from 2021 rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

GAMES of world record jobs involve
*pack of cards: world record jobs creators eg fei-fe li ; fazle abed ...
*six future histories before 2021 starts the decade of empowering youth to be the first sustainable generation.

problem 99% of what people value connecting or doing to each other
has changed (and accelerated in last three quarters of a century- while laws, culture and nature's diversity and health are rooted in real-world foundations that took mother earth 1945 years to build with -and that's only using the christian calendar

1995 started our most recent quater of a century with 2 people in Seattle determined to change distribution of consumers' markets - the ideas of how of bezos and jack ma on what this would involve were completely different except that they changed the purpose of being online from education knowledge to buying & selling things -
nb consuming up things is typically a zero-sum game or less if done unsustainable- whereas life-shaping knowhow multiplies value in use
from 1970 to 1995 knowhow needed to end subsistence poverty of over a billion asian villagers was networked person to person by women with no access to electricity grids- their number 1 wrjc involved partnerships linked by fazle abed - borlaug's crop science was one of the big 5 action learnings -its person to person application saved a billion people from starvation; the first 185 years of the machie age started up bl glasgow university's smith an watt in 1760 had brought humans to the 2 world wars; when people from nearly 200 nations founded the united nations at san francisco opera house 1945 chances of species survival looked poor- miraculous;y one mathematician changed that before he died 12 years later- john von neumann's legacy was both the moon race and twin artificial intel labs - one facing pacific ocean out of stanford; the other facing the atlantic out of mit boston .. who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong..where are top tour guides around billionaire 1 2 around poverty,,, we the peoples ...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

pre-g to 4 G Peter Drucker- When Norman Macrae aged 10 first met Peter Drucker in British Embassy of Stalin's Moscow , Drucker was about 10 years ahead in journalising the world and all the worst big systems in history that had spiralled into world wars and great depressions let alone big brother tyrants like stalin and hitler. Norman served his last days as a teenager in world war 2  navigating airplanes over modrenday myanmar and Bangladesh which slowed down his journalist career but may have grounded his edge in Asian realities. Norman started writing for the Economist in 1947 and by 1956 both men were writing books questioning old world colonial systems- normans' first book on the idiosyncracies of the london capital market and peter druckers classic on the practice of management were published in almost thew same year 1956.

Both writers  PD, NM 1 2 had largely similar questions about system changes needed if humanity was ever to go :
post -colonial
post industrial
post carbon

They coined new terms without knowing who was first eg telecommuting, privatisation "knowledge worker". Its important to note they almost completely agreed on ideas- though later most of the vocabulary they coined was deliberately mis-sponsored to mean the opposite. This happens a lot wherever big management systems (and the politcians they sponsor) seldom like small enterprises being fully valued let alone families as the microeconomic unit we could all be celebrating if sustainability of human and Ai is the game peoples play in the 2020s

Friday, January 1, 2010

250th celebration of watt and smith - the future of markets and engineering 1760

big data :: AI  5g  IOT
2010s  mobilising big data local's greatest human innovations starts a quarter of a millennium after Engineering's Industrial Revolution

Britain and Scotland never did truly celebrate the start of the 2010s as Industrial Revolution's second quarter of millennium of engineers and economics let alone the 4th G of Moore's post-industrial revolution. It would be nice to blame this on the subprime mess that had depressed the world just when youth needed to be celebrated for new shared economy models freed by mobile devices and GPS and.. But the compound world trade consequences of the island that hubbed industrial revolution out of longitude zero are much more devilishly detailed (infiltrated into people cultures around the world)

 the 1760s marked the first decade that watt and smith both at Glasgow University started mediating futures of engineers and markets
James Watt  1736 1819  was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.While working as an instrument maker at the University of Glasgow, Watt became interested in the technology of steam engines. He realised that contemporary engine designs wasted a great deal of energy by repeatedly cooling and reheating the cylinder. Watt introduced a design enhancement, the separate condenser, which avoided this waste of energy and radically improved the power, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of steam engines. Eventually he adapted his engine to produce rotary motion, greatly broadening its use beyond pumping water.Watt attempted to commercialise his invention, but experienced great financial difficulties until he entered a partnership with Matthew Boulton in 1775. The new firm of Boulton and Watt was eventually highly successful and Watt became a wealthy man. In his retirement, Watt continued to develop new inventions though none was as significant as his steam engine work.He developed the concept of horsepower,[2] and the SI unit of power, the watt, was named after him.

But what you need to know about the historic English mindset is that the England's capital London (and its university HQs eg Oxbridge) never truly celebrated the joy of inventing engines.  Their (r)evolution as a flow of innovation opportunities "the industrial revolution" never became a schools curriculum- machines were too dirty and practical thing for intellectual academics, and they certainly never seemed to fit into walled-in classrooms at any grade from 1st to 12th. London's hi society prefered to legislate and make top down administration rules

It fit the empire mindset  of london bankers and politicians that you could administer the businesses of engineering not need to be in the middle of inventing them. (Amazingly it wasnt until after world war 2 that two defeated nations- germany and japan leapt ahead from politicians that administered to places where leaders were most valued for imagineering)

So it is that although Britain marketed English as the first global language of Empire it was left to american english to announce the happiness and freedom and indeed American dream of engineering innovations. So i9t was timely that USA declared independence in 1776 from a place where so-called public servants disassociated themselves from exploration of machine apps.

Indeed just as boston was to change the meaning of tea parties as a ritual of high society it fell to new england to become the first metahub for mapping the revolutionary connections of engineering innovations moreover the americans had a continent laboratory to play engineering on and linkin multiple big cities whereas London had a relatively small island . This seat of empire and the hierarchy of the education system the empire spawneed wasnt seen to be distributing knowledge of developing industry across the lands just administering them from a walled in part of colonies capital cities

what are we talking about in terms of how mankind's imagination could apply machines:
first to move things round (marmet distribution), build
second to move people around -trains by7 1820s onwards
in parallel different sources of energy - the locomotive needed coal to steam it and iron rails to map it
some locations could use fixed sources of natrural energy wind (eg windmills) or water (hydrolic power)

civil engineering breakthroughs came with electrictiy and gas to light up and build cities - underground pipes and even underground trains

then to the world of boats and trains the additions of cars and planes and gasoline

and of course communications to move ideas around -audio and then televisual

nowhere did british teachers assemble institutes of technology- it was a hundred years after Glasgow's watt and smith that a hub for every emerging tech we would citr new eng;land bostons start up of MIT in 1861 as a massive leap frorward
wikipedia is very interesting on institutes of technology - you can see how pieces started to be hubbed out of parts of europe just before webb but without what bill gates would call the killer app of the steam engine