Von Neumann (1903- 1957 -)
Johnny was probably the most creative person of his lifetime- definitely the most creative mathematician. He was catapulted into the 3 most urgently accelerating sciences of the time
computers for analysis
computers as bridge to media and human intelligence purpose
war forced him to be in the middle of all three of these - and nuclear was the cause of his short life
in fathering the ;programmable computer- post-war free of state secrets, he took extra joy in open sourcing all his discoveries much to the displeasure of some of his academic brethren at princeton who wanted to keep it to themselves- ibm was one of those gain most from Johnny's shared economy of his life's great works
probably aware of the fact that analysis power would double way almost every year beyond his life span, he moved from design of programmable computer put of coding and into his last works at yale modeling the human mind as a neural network- in other words how much more programmable are human minds than we like to believe and is this overlap good or bad news for where artificial intelligence will also take us
von neumann cautioned - dont let your world be ruled by zero-sum economists- that was how the past empire and industrial age constrained the human lot- he would have loved digital currencies replacing politicians paper ones but only if they were designed to open source sustainability most urgently massive improvements for all people s not as some new hidden ponzi scheme ruler
one of the other most fascinating questions- is how did eastern europe train such a great cluster of mathematicians as von neumann, einstein etc- and how is it that american education has never begun to replicate such maths education- in 2018 its also noticeable that eastern europe is the one place in the wporld demanding its brightest lawyers focus on blockchain law- this will be the antidote to how much harm the EU has done eastern europe- see also works of today's Hungarian exile George Soros
for those who prefer to question rather than examine everyone they meet reading my father's biography of von neumann may yet help you help us all cooperatively prevent some of the great threats to human sustainability- for the rest of us well the age of 4000 times moore wouldnt have been launched without von neumann
how'd you like to search WRJ blog by value chains eg vc1 money vc2 AI & human tech vc3 health vc4 arts and communities happy stuff including olympics vc5 girls safety vc6 education for livelihoods vc7 food as nutrition security & diversity vc8 infrastructure for win-win trade maps vc9 true mediabreaking the last empire : americans need to vote now are they separate and superior speciesn OR are they like the rest of the 8 billion of us? new summer 2019 : drucker ::::60 years ago dad, norman macrae, started the first of 100 conversations on AI (Artificial Intelligence), He had just surveyed how Japan was rising (lifting potentially Asians everywhere out of colonial era poverty) round brilliant engineers (bullet trains, container superports , microelectronics, the most reliable engines in the world) - from tokyo he brought back a pocket calculator- what would schools and the world be like if everyone had one of these?
Within a few years the world was debating if tech helps man reach the moon is there any mission impossible on earth.
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And Gordon Moore of Intel had just written a paper promising that microelectronic engineers would improve tech 100 fold every G decade to 2020s -that's a trillion fold more powerful microchips in 2030 than man raced to the moon with. So who's knowledge should teachers and everyone linkin to now if millennials are to be the first sustainability generations and THE UN 17 sdgs are to be celebrated as possible wherever the next girl is born. We welcome your nominations: here are a few examples back from the future of 2030 followed by an approximate chronological order. If in doubt as to whether we know your favorite WRJC please search this blog and mail us firstname.lastname@example.org if we have left someone out