|it is great that one charity -sal khan's has mAPPED all of this BUT||.....any young people you mentor registering for these events? - i still havent worked out if this is the only way we peoples can interact with the 75th birthday of the UNGA|
i have been asking administrators of the japan society to share the news- as they are 1 block away from the UN they usually know practical things like that as soon as anyone does
one prediction i will make - universities that havent transparently sorted out their coalition for this strangest of all student year 2021-22 dont deserve any role in certifying the future of youth -that was always adam smith's number 1 precept for education being a free market
happy interdependence weekend
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|2020 update 1984 report -related ref masterclass100.com|
sustainability = maps to scale ahead of risk exponentials: this is what concerns our kind of human & tech entrepreneurs - my 1984 book with dad norman macrae of the economist imagine if united nations had put 1% of budget into online learning every child could have their own certification dashboard across skills instead of dreaded silos of disciplines- ai of education could be mapping how kids can question teachers out of their theory silos and into service community-diverse action learning translated across languages/cultures/diversity labs
www case 2020.1 -which skills do you need to be a virus slayer- certainly not fauci's - his top-down bureaucratic mind misses so many statistical dynamics of virus intel which can all natural phenomena is bottom-up- he's not an onground practitioner like jim kim or fazle abed or larry brilliant or james grant or any of those who built barefoot womens village health networks across china and bangladesh in the 1970s with the friendly unicef oversight of james grant Grant was born in Beijing as a Canadian citizen. He lived in China until the age of 15, where his father, John Black Grant, was the first professor of Public Health at the Rockefeller Foundation funded Peking Union Medical College. Grant attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1943 in economics. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen after World War II, and in 1951 graduated from Harvard Law School.
sal khan is bangladeshi american and mit alumni; the founding quadir family of bkash.com brac and ngo's most populous digital bank for poor are bangladeshi and at mit
fazle abed world's number 1 knowledge connector of end poverty was bangladeshi but with learning fusion of glasgow engineering, franciscan servant leadership, chinese virus chase, british-dutch oil company ceo
how does sir fazle's abed university unite alumni of both bangladeshi americans and abed cultures as well as the rest of soros, bank ki-moon, gates, jack ma, jim kim and other people who see that livelihood education of the sustainability generation is now species defining
why isnt there a correspondent in every city of sir fazle-abed*khan*quadir translating this into every language/culture linking in sdg collaboration cities
exponential economist estimates of how far the virus has set back the average north american lifestyle are at least 7 years- india-bangladesh likely to be 20 years if we cant now unite education gravitated around lives and livelihoods
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ps unesco has just published its 5 year report on goal 4 education- written before the virus its actually reporting having gone 5 years backwards on above paradigm of education for all, while somehow claiming that the report sees how to bureaucratise equality of education
|.sustainability's three-in one human transformation of edutech, health & atire-tech,fintech -extracts from 1984's 2025 report by macrae & macrae.......Changing Economics|
The introduction of the international Centrobank was the last great act of government before government grew much less important. It was not a conception of policy-making governments at all, but emerged from the first computerised town meeting of the world.
By 2005 the gap in income and expectations between the rich and poor nations was recognised to be man's most dangerous problem. Internet linked television channels in sixty-eight countries invited their viewers to participate in a computerised conference about it, in the form of a series of weekly programmes. Recommendations tapped in by viewers were tried out on a computer model of the world economy. If recommendations were shown by the model to be likely to make the world economic situation worse, they were to be discarded. If recommendations were reported by the model to make the economic situation in poor countries better, they were retained for 'ongoing computer analysis' in the next programme.In 2024 it is easy to see this as a forerunner of the TC conferences which play so large a part in our lives today, both as pastime and principal innovative device in business. But the truth of this 2005 breakthrough tends to irk the highbrow. It succeeded because it was initially a rather downmarket network television programme. About 400 million people watched the first programme, and 3 million individuals or groups tapped in suggestions. Around 99 per cent of these were rejected by the computer as likely to increase the unhappiness of mankind. It became known that the rejects included suggestions submitted by the World Council of Churches and by many other pressure groups. This still left 31,000 suggestions that were accepted by the computer as worthy of ongoing analysis. As these were honed, and details were added to the most interesting, an exciting consensus began to emerge. Later programmes were watched by nearly a billion people as it became recognised that something important was being born.......
Changing Livelihood Education
The move in jobs in the past fifty years in the rich countries has been out of manufacturing and into telecommuting.
There has been a sea-change in the traditional ages on man. Compared with 1974 our children in 2024 generally go out to paid work (especially computer programming work) much earlier, maybe starting at nine, maybe at twelve, and we do not exploit them. But young adults of twenty-three to forty-five stay at home to play much more than in 1974; it is quite usual today for one parent (probably now generally the father, although sometimes the mother) to stay at home during the period when young children are growing up. And today adults of forty-three to ninety-three go back to school - via computerised learning - much more than they did in 1974.
In most of the rich countries in 2024 children are not allowed to leave school until they pass their Preliminary Exam. About 5 per cent of American children passed their exam last year before their eight birthday, but the median age for passing it in 2024 is ten-and-a-half, and remedial education is generally needed if a child has not passed it by the age of fifteen.
A child who passes his Prelim can decide whether to tale a job at once, and take up the remainder of his twelve years of free schooling later; or he can pass on to secondary schooling forthwith, and start to study for his Higher Diploma.
The mode of learning for the under-twelves is nowadays generally computer-generated. The child sits at home or with a group of friends or (more rarely) in an actual, traditional school building. She or he will be in touch with a computer program that has discovered , during a preliminary assessment, her or his individual learning pattern. The computer will decide what next questions to ask or task to set after each response from each child.
A school teacher assessor, who may live half a world away, will generally have been hired, via the voucher system by the family for each individual child. A good assessor will probably have vouchers to monitor the progress of twenty-five individual children, although some parents prefer to employ groups of assessors - one following the child's progress in emotional balance, one in mathematics, one in civilized living, and so on - and these groups band together in telecommuting schools.
Many communities and districts also have on-the-spot 'uncles' and 'aunts'. They monitor childrens' educational performance by browsing through the TC and also run play groups where they meet and get to know the children personally...
Some of the parents who have temporarily opted out of employment to be a family educator also put up material on the TC s for other parents to consult. Sometimes the advice is given for free, sometimes as a business
Changing communications, and what makes people distant, bossy etc
Telecommunications are now recognised as the third of the three great transport revolutions that have, in swift succession, transformed society in the past two hundred years. First, were the railways; second the automobile; and third, telecommunications-attached-to-the-computer, which was bound to be the most far-reaching because in telecommunications, once the infrastructure is installed, the cost of use does not depend greatly on distance. So by the early years of the twenty-first century brainworkers - which in rich countries already meant most workers - no longer need to live near their work.
All three revolutions were opposed by the ruling establishments of their time, and therefore emerged fastest where government was weak. All three brought great new freedoms to the common man, but the railway and motor-car ages temporarily made access to capital the most important source of economic power. As most men and women did not like being bossed about by capitalists who could become more powerful because they were born stinking rich, they voted to give greater economic power to governments during the railway and motor-car ages. This was economically inefficient, and also made tyrannies more likely and more terrible. The information revolution was fortunately the exact opposite of the steam engine's industrial revolution and of Henry Ford's mass production automobile revolution in this respect. The steam engine and mass production has made start-up costs for the individual entrepreneur larger and larger, so that in both the steam and automobile ages to quote Bell Canada's Gordon Thompson in the early 1970s, there was 'no way an ordinary citizen could walk into a modern complex factory and use its facilities to construct something useful for himself'. But, as Thompson forecast, the databases of the next decades were places into which every part-time enthusiast could tele-commute. In all jobs connected with the use of information, start-up costs for the individual entrepreneur in 1984-2024 have grown smaller and smaller. It was 'never thus', said Thompson, 'with power shovels and punch presses'.
In consequence, in the TC age, the most important economic resource is no longer ownership of or access to capital, but has become the ability to use readily available knowledge intelligently and entrepreneurially.
For a region's people to succeed in the Telecommuting Age there are five main requirements - satisfied in places as far apart ad Guam and Queensland and Cape Province and California and Penang and Scotland.
First basic health needs to be insured and ensured for all starting with the birth of the next girl everywhere. please see footnote 1 for update
Second , as the prophet John Naisbitt said in 1982, 'the languages needed for the immediate future are computer and English'. (2010s update this has always implied that dual plus 1 language schools 1french+ 2catalan+spanish+ 3.1 chinese+american 3.2 chinese+english need to be celebrated everywhere especially in border regions- youth's belt road so to speak- add in arts, sports, fitness services designed to bridge borders until belt road infrastructure mapping is seen as integral to uniting nations as peace keeping)
Third, the area has to be a nice one in which to live. , to bring up families
Fourth, it is important that all income earners should adapt happily to a 'cafeteria of compensation' schemes. These allow the individual employee to decide what mix (s)he wants of salary, job objectives, career aims, flexitime, job sharing, long or short holidays, fringe benefits or fringe nuisances.
Fifth there needs to be a competitive and quickly changing telecommunications system. The TC age is making understanding of these requirements increasingly transparent among human beings worldwide.
Governments at first tried to impede or regulate much of this, but an early discovery of the Telecommuting age was that we could change the way we chose our governments. Until the 1990s we had pretended to ourselves that we could alter our lifestyles by choosing on each Tuesday or Thursday every four years whether Mr Reagan or Mr Carter , Mrs Thatcher or Mr Kinnock, was putting on the tribal demonstration which at that particular moment annoyed us less. After the advent of the TC we found that the more sensible and direct way in which a free man or woman could choose government was by voting with his or her feet. The individual could go to live in any area where the government - which could from then on be a very local government - permitted the lifestyle, rules and customs which suited that human being.
footnote 1 added 2020- (editorial context- between 1962 - consider japan , and 1977 consider china- dad's favorite celebrations for the human lot were wherever asian's improved engines (ie edming) and rural keynsianism-5 years before he died in 2010 he was delighted to start to see one major omission of his celebrations- much of what he had reported from village china in the 1970s was in fact a co-entrepreneurial revolution with grassroots female empowerment networked out of bangladesh villages- four decades of sir fazle abed's brilliant mapping of the world's largest ngo coalition were evident to dad before his death- the fifth and last decade 2010s of sir fazle abed's work is only just being tidied up by a university coalition now osun though the japanese embassy in dhaka was kind enough to remember norman macrae by hosting two roundtable dinners on sir fazle mission for 2010s virtual banking partnership for billion unbanked women - his legacy for the future- free universities for any millennial concerned with last mile service of sustainability's most urgent challenges