Summer debate at worldrecordjobs.com -why isn't this the happiest time for word trade ever - mobilising action learning could have been the greatest win-win currency of all time - better than spices, silks, minaturisation of electronics with leap in civil engineering the 3 happiest markets evident in history's multi-win trading maps advancing the human lot - so why do we have 7 no trumps instead
MOST EXCITING TIMES TO B E ALIVE -the future we sought in 1984
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. It is a business for Joshua Ginsberg. He puts a parents advice newsletter on the TC , usually monthly. Over 300 million people subscribe to it, nowadays at a 5-cent fee per person, or less. Here's an entry from the current newsletter:
"Now that TCs are universal and can access libraries of books, 3-d video, computer programs, you name it, it is clear that the tasks of both the Educator and the Communicator are far more stimulating that ten years ago.
One of my recent lessons with my ten-year-old daughter Julie was in art appreciation. In the standard art appreciation course the TC shows replicas of famous artists' pictures, and a computer asks the pupil to match the artist to the picture. Julie said to the computer that it would be fun to see Constable's Haywain as Picasso might have drawn it. The computer obliged with its interpretation , and then ten more stylised haywains appeared together with the question 'who might have drawn these?'. I believe we are the first to have prompted the TC along this road, but it may now become a standard question when the computer recognises a child with similar learning patterns to Julie's.history as we see it- of course an over-simplification
uop to 1500 national economies were correlated by size; also largely chose productive spaces to be
the overland silk road was a happy relay overland from west asia lebanon to china east coast belt; to the west of lebano every med sea facing nation joined in happy win-win trades; it seems to us that eg sliks and spices were light enough to be currenceis and ones that steadinly appreciated - there was always incraesing demand but in steady ways- largely speaking all overland heighbors had to joyfully get on with each other- the whole trading relay would have broken down if any 2 neighbors had turned hostile on each other
then something hapened - it was doscovered by north sea europeans that they cpuld sail round africa- it was a perilous journy - often crew were pressganged in - the last thing a boat could affird was not to get the goods it wanted- so boars were armed- the mercantile area became one of the biggest not only chose what to trade but then colonised- largely speaking the island nation of britain colonised much of the south ejurasia cosastal belt- over time it decimate economies on the india subcontuent and later when it offered china opium for silks and spices - the uk caused the withdrwal of the largest nation from world tgrade for over a centiry; meanwhile in what turned lout to be about the alst centiry of colonisaion up to wprld war 2 , the island ation of japan developed the bad habot of colinising from the east
what hapened after world war 2 is pretty extraodinary if you follow the logics- the uk gave back colonies but in deeply im[poversihed states a[part from a couple of island singaporae and later hong kong; the defeated japan rose agian with some new win-win curencies sespecially coneumetr ellectronics and great engineering notably supor-rails and contanierised ;ports
japsns enemies korea and the dispora chiense soon maximised these win-win trades- in other wprds fopr the first time in over 4 centturies win-win world grade had been innovated
at the same time america tjurned the electirnkics into the moon race - and thus the moores law of cdoubling connectivity technolgy was set to dounble for 7- years frpm 1946 to 2016 - thas a 1000 fold - but what was this rising currency to be used for
we had hoped from moon landing taht www would be designed as the smartest action elarning age- mobilising life crotocal solution apps not an extension of dumb (fake ews) adverstising- outr hopes have been dashed wherever the world of 7 no tru;ps reigns but isnt it just possible the whole wrld still wants tp celebrate youth as the action elarnking sustainability generation - in which case lets all make friends with thoise ;partts of etthe east that are dong - that china, and bangladesh being the 2 mlost imspiring cases of tech for sustainability em;powered by grls