OXFORD UNION DEBATE: MOTION IF kennedy had lived to 1969 he would have moved america into a different orbit- starting to reduce the acceleration in arms spends and launching many more 10000 youth moon races' hubs so that moores laws 5G 4G ..1G 0G (2020s-1970s) could be the bridge between sustainable future worlds for every next child born and history's past worlds of mercantile colonization by big empires and over-carbonised consumption of disposable things. Kennedy was the last us president (world leader trusted) to map the future history of a decade of opportunities and trades in a way that spun optimistic and truth seeking media rather than pessimistic and partially fake media.
Can you spare a few minutes (way beyond any political segregation of ideologies) TO consider how one incident - assassination of kennedy or indeed america's decade of assassination of optimistic white and black americans - put america into different world orbits than those previously agreed at the founding of the united nations. When lawyers and this who rule the peoples dont have any way to reflect on a decade for decision crossroads before rushing into a decade of 100 times moore technology, they lose the chance for a nations youth's dreams to advance missions previously impossible in their parents and grandparents generations. Education continues to examine precisely wrong “fact” instead of the vaguely right clues entrepreneurs need and open space facilitation supports leaps beyond old failing systems in which everyone is trapped by the same conflict barrier
Ackoff : by definition a broken systems (of human relationships) is one in which the harder old professions works the more failures they cause
In 1964 Tokyo hosted the olympics -the first to be satellite broadcast live to a global audience.
Prince Charles attended - he was amazed to see how far japan was ahead on electronics (specifically the sony tv that had been uninstalled in the british embassy). He asked akio morita of sony to some and inwardly invest in wales. Japan had been the big asian enemy of the western allies in world war 2
- so hypothesis 1 charles was innovating the greatest world trade leap the old world had ever seen.
To explore this hypotheris we need to ask what were the root causes of world war 2. There were at least 3:
1 To get rid of a tyrant leader eg hitler ruling a nation germany and attempting to rule the world
2 How mainly 2 island nations has designed industrial revolution trade around the old world to their benefit -exponentially trapping most of the peoples across the continents of africa and asia in ever greater poverty. Remember its was actually a british slogan - rule britannia ,britannia rules the waves britons never never never shall be slaves. Implying organsing slave trade was core to growing leading industrial economies
3 The nations that started the world wars inside the european continent were the ones whose people had the skills and needs to grow engineering but not enough cola iron etc. Because they didnt have mercantile empires with which to extract natural resources , they needed to take from their geograpihical neighbors
IF KENNERY HAD LIVED TO 1964
America had twice save the old world. So a president like kennedy had the goodwill and the knowhow of everyone who had signed up for the united nations plan of 1945- basically this had 2 first phases:
relaunch the G7 empires that agreed to redesign the future (Russia being the odd empire out that did not agree due to stalin being as tyrannical as Hitler)
as soon as the world economy was on the rise again go post colonial - celebrating every way in which other places could join in win-win trades.
Kennedy's branding of the moon race as a mission possible of the 1960s also inspired optimistic chat around the world - we are at dawn of a new age of no mission impossible. We need to understand while all this was going on, opportunities to join in were very unequally distributed. At least half the people in Eurasia and Africa had no access to electricity grids as one of the essentials of participating in developed economies.
In effect Kemnedy was the last world leader to be in linkedin to every advance for humanity . If he had joined Prince Charles and the Japa Emperor in 1964, would he have concluded that Japan and the win-win spread of its new engineering wealth across islands all the way south - taiwan hong kong to singapore as well as the southern peninsular of korea was the start of the 6/10 humans who are asian rising.
In other words united nations was ready for phase 2 and america could get back to challenges of developing the content americas north south jncluding cultural inequalities between white black and latin and making sure drugs don’t ruin the continent
2) usa could meet with the 4 european G8 france italy germany UK and ask them to share more responsibility for outlasting stalin.
In other words all sorts of moon races on earth could match the needs of mapping new world of trade going ;post colonial as well as post industrial - maximising win-win trades between nations- celebrating a world service media that started connecting health without borders and the 6 most basic development goals:
health security food and water security access t livelihood education gender equality - ending poverty (ie the greatest earth race of all so that wherever next girl born she had a good chance at live because communities and diversity thriving everywhere people mapped)
IF KENNEDY HAD LIVED TO 1969
Arguably the two greatest events of the 1960s or my lifetime were landing on the moon and the days in 1968 China gave up any cultuiral or trading empathy with the global model of russian communism
It wasnt just a small war that Russia started and lost on one of its borders with china. It was the dawning recognition that mao' had preferred buying nuclear arms from russia than saving at least 50 million chinese from starvation. China spent the next 10 years looking for a partners that would free a fifth of the world’s people to join in the world economy that they had closed themselves to in the 1860s rather than accept the then british world trade proposition of accepting opium as a currency
We believe kennedy would have suggested to china that its people race to develop a billion out of poverty could be designed by win-wins with both america and japan. Instead china tried with team kiissinger but soon found that america was offering maps that failed to include the biggest opportunity of all japans new engineering - eg bullet trains and container superports and trade linking in quality supply chinas of small but expertly focused enterprises which the diaspora chinese were already building through Taiwan hk and Singapore as was korean’s s penisular .
HIP HIP FOR FUTURISING CHINESE CAPITALISM _ THE BEST FOR THE HUMAN LOT SINCE ADAM
So it was that china as foreseen in this 1977 economist survey began the greatest win-win economic growth story navigating each of schwab's 4 post industrial revolutions - up to 1999 thought supercity labs, from 1990 getting ready for 2010 and 4g cloud decades to be contintental- productivity game connecting rural and city capitals as fast as sustainably possible