Game of World Record Jobs 15
This is the 15th and probably the last start of the college/schools year that my family issues a pack of 52 players cards (plus a few jokers)
This is an entrepreneurial learning game- by which my father Economist journlaist Norman meant a game that aims to identify broken top-dpwn systems and empower people to build something maped around far deeper lpocal data. The game is dedicvated to von neumann (card 1) who in 1951 at a meeting in Princeton briefed my father on the greatest scoop a journalist could ever expect to land. Asl=k peopel what to do with 100 times more tech per decade?
Neumann's game was influenced by 2 other mathematicians - Turing and Einstein. Don't worry this isnt a numbers game other than papttern rukes that mathematicians see. For example einstein's math includes a branch clled chaos theory. Man can never analyses data at a miccro but globaly connected level as nature. If you have heard a mathematician say that how a butterfly in the amazon flaps it wondgs may wave some consequence on another side of teh worlkd you are in - I really dislinke that metaphor. I would much prefer you started with if you let a pandeic escape you may never put it back in the jar.
This is the most exciting year to play the gane if you are teacher, aprent, stident. Whatrs at stake is whether younger half of teh world will be first sustainability generation or first extinction generation. Let's log Turing's one piece of advice before we celebarte educators. Turing proved (recursion) that there some things human brains will always be betetr at than Artificial Intel. Most defintely I would want well tuned AI on my side to prevent pamdemics because only AI can accept real time data streaming in from ever coordinatre on the planet and make an instantabeous government decision. But for example I would never want AI to advise presidents on the nuclear button chalenge. SAt anyone time that depends on a max of 10 human teams- the psychiligies between them. Thats not an I game. But most of wjhat we mediate on webs is a game we should wnat AIforgood to help us with. This brings us to one of the biggest changes in 2022's game back - while Guterres has been in the pack since his election in Un leader in 2017. This time round we introduce the 9 piece transformation game of UN2.0 and ask oif every teacher, parent, child might have a clue to share with Guterres. In other words if we are to unite peopels and nations in time for youth to be the suatinability generation every sourec of clue may be equally impportant- that's the oppsoite of the top-down world that some politicins still believe their bransd are smarter than all of us to mediate.
. Nobody ever sees a perfect pack of cards because no 2 people life and family histories (urgency priortities of what communities around you need to fix) are the same. It might take as many as 12 recursions of the game before you and I agreed we have as good a pack as our interactions are going to agree on. Usually we haven't played that many times because somewhere along the space its turned out that one of the sudtainbilirtty development goals matters so much more deeply in terms of local data to you than I will ever get to mediate as I play the game potentially thosands of times.
For example the first time we issued pack 1 aug 2008, I had been round the world with muhammad yunus and his book launch. I had called in to his dhaka headqaretrs the week the nobel judges opended a museum to muhammad yunus. It was the yunus olympics so to speak- pretty much evryone of his 52 biggest supporters was represented. My family paid for 3 young journalists to go do 2 minute interviews wiath all of Yunus main directors. We printed 10000 dvds of these short interviews and haded them out to college and other stdients at the same time as we piooted the first pack of WRJ cards. Next summer I was bacj in Dhaka doing something else. What would be a perfcet birthady party - Yunus 69th. As a surprise guest I brought the bbc's number 2 green braidcatser paul rise who also extended greetings from prince charles, the royal geographical society and eg the great and the good london families who organsied charles www.shden.org localk ebery awards. But I also did something that I had been told westerners dont do. I invited 2 directors from Fazle Abed's education netwirk brac - the director of corporate branding as she was then, and the founder of brac city bank. This time a larger group of young journalists accomanied me. They were suprsied how icy the 2 bour birthday party was. Had I really offended yunus by inviting brac directors. I later found out that yunus had received a realy nasty birthday president. Bangaldesh's prime minsiter had sent him a birthdya card - by law you are now too old to run a bank. It will be foirfeited from you, which over the next year it was.