when my father norman macrae retired after 50 years at The Economist of celebrating whenever east and west and south -and tech wizards - helped to end poverty- especially that 400 years of british slave trading and colonisation had trapped most of 60% of humans are asia in - he spent a decade writing columns for other papers like the sunday times and doing john von neumann's biography
it was therefore a huge treat for me to attend the 20th open society awards hosted by soros out of his (central european)university in budapest- i am a maths guy so i always wanted to see the place where the turn of century 19 had brought up the greatest maths kids ever- on the happy days I visited budapest its a jewel of a city with people working so hard to get back on trading maps that over 40 years of cold war ripped asunder in east and south europe and eurasia, and which just as things seemed to be on the up the interventions in iraq libya and syria to name but 3 have caused so much border havoc that berlin and brussels have made worse for so many peoples peripheral to the german-french-luxembourg-belgium combine harvester
but the networking reason for being in budapest 2-12
where soros nominated his greatest hero as sir fazle abed and paul farmer was seconding the celebrations on behalf of all health servants for the poor
but then the eu started collapsing - as always that means germany belgium luxembourg france externalise risks onto south and east europeans and now budapest having seen vast trains of refugees enter the eu via its borders has turned all angry especially against soros who had done nothing other than plant a university for enlightenment
there are 3 great human development miracles that have happened since i was born in 1950s - japan and all the far east islands eg singapore HK taowan (and isthmus korea s), china mainland, banagldesh- of these none are remotely possible to study in any american or west european university but bangladesh womens building of the 8th largest population born poorest in 1971 is the most heroic things that has ever happened on the ground (what most heroic in virtual space is a different section of worldrecordjobs.com though the two over;ap - see also www.economistbangla.com and www.womenuni.com and quarterbilliiongirls.com or help linkedin UNwomens
my family tried unsuccessfully to help dr yunus on 3 occasions- we were locked in to grameen compound in dhaka the day that nations supreme court ruled that yunus was too old to lead a government bank, we help adam smith scholars on glasgow launch the yunus inspired journal of social business, and we helped yunus challenge mainly black states university presidents to celebrate their greatest (oops i mean community most caring as well as financially adept) young black entrepreneurs- there was supposed to be a grand finale in atlanta in 2015 with black youth entrepreneurs across usa being celebrated by nobel peace lasureates
so i attended the 2013 laureate summit in warsaw where the redoutable lech walesa told his secrets of needing the moral support of pope john paul but where sadly gorbachev was not well enough to speak- since then poland has caught some of the culturally dismal conflicts, the 2014 nobel peace laureate summit was moved from celebrating mandela because yunus could not accept south africa's refusal to give the dalai lama visit, and by 2015 those representing yunus and the atlanta mayor quarreled over- so again the poor secretariat for the peace summit housed near the vatican in the same office of the green club of rome yet again had to move the summit
in those parts of the english speaking world where media is as fake as a PR lobbyist, its all very peculiar the gap between image making and reality making of human development - its always local youth who lose when the great and the good fail to land an event that took many years to build- and which they had started - but then got in the middle of canceling- it seems these days hard to help youth linkin to heroes of sustainability goals- but i hope that the games of worldrecordjobs turn out to be ueful in spite of all of the above
as i no longer really trust what will happen in a weeks time, i try to help keep notes of summits on the world stage both vaut le voyage and which some superpowerful leader rips up after hundreds of years of prep by ordinary decent people
Breaking news- 2 most valuable higher education searches- 1) what are www youth ambassadors for sdgs? what is AI for valuetrue market purpose?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