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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 ...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

aug 2019 update masa son japan times pack2019

 The vision thing

Defying analyst estimates, SoftBank posted a 3.6-fold net profit for its first quarter. That’s a whopping ¥1.12 trillion ($10.6 billion), the largest group gain recorded since Nomura Holding starting compiling such data in 2004. It’s even more remarkable when you consider that fact that in 2000, Softbank’s stock plummeted 93 percent and its CEO — the risk-taking Masayoshi Son — personally lost $70 billion.  
Fast-forward almost two decades and you have what looks like the comeback of the century from a Heisei icon. Throw a stone in Silicon Valley — hell, throw it anywhere — and you’ll hit something that’s been touched by Softbank. The group currently has its fingers in the financial pies of Alibaba (e-commerce and, um, everything), Arm Holdings (you’ll find their chipset in your phone), Uber and Grab (ride-hailing), WeWork, Boston Dynamics (creepy advanced robotics), Slack (messaging service), and so on and so on.
SoftBank unveils $108 billion Vision Fund 2 | BLOOMBERG MARKETS & FINANCE
The results bode well for the imminent launch of SoftBank’s second megafund, dubbed Vision Fund 2, which is expected to assemble $108 billion for investing in AI-related startups. Indeed, singularity — when computers thinking power surpasses man’s — is an obsession of Son’s. And while it’s true that SoftBank’s cute Pepper hasn’t revolutionized personal robotics, Son definitely has his eye on the long game.
What’s curious is another recent announcement tied to SoftBank: Due to a merger of GateHouse and Gannett, a new print giant — America’s largest — has emerged. Unpack the Russian doll of investment and you'll find that Softbank now has a stake in USA Today, among others. Mr. Singularity investing in newspapers? What’s up with that? 

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