INTRO back in 1951 the Economist seconded dad Norman Macrae to NY for a year- he met von neumann at Princeton who tutored him, and so the economist, on journalists' most impactful leadership question - what good will you do with 100 times more tech per decade (1930s to 20202s) - future history was born so to speak - and now in the 2020s we have 10**14 more code to humanise goals with
By good - neumann meant the opposite of hwat he had to work on 1930-1945 - race to nuclear bomb, With less than 6 years of life in 1951 he was working harder than any human being to make his legacy full of goods that could be done with Telecomputing
to start with wherever computing webs in future decades app life critical knowhow that multiplies value in use unlike consuming up things (within a generation satellite telecoms would bring down marginal cost of distance so no community meed be divided from life saving knowhow)
wherever media gets people out in communities loving each other, playing safely, multiplying purposes natural to the human spirit that can be wonderful for more and more people to celebrate and bring to their iown commuities
GAMES von neumann 4 biggest questions and answers to see if you need to be linked to his alumni
Von neumann's co-worker Einstein had proved that most of the past industrial age's sciences would need a system update because humans can only apoproximate to the micro level we can measure- better science tools and ultimately computing could do calculations of ever deeper data in ways humans could not do with slide rulers in 1951 still the fastest maths tool!!
TOP DEBATE 2021-3 - can you help us connect two sets of notes on sustainability in 260th year of humans and machines started up by glasgow u's james watt and adam smith
70 years of debating what john von neumann started up in his last 7 years 1950-7
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Q1 what future technologies are directly associated with von neumann alumni from his death in 1957?
do any of the people you know understand urgent debates today at neumann's 3 artificial intel us legacies: 60th year of twin ai labs stanford and mit plus www.futureoflife.org
Q2 what other post-industrial systems were emerging by late 1950s with most community impact all over the world
Q3 – what does worldwide growth of future history portal/hub maps look like with each 100 fold leap in post-industrial tech 1960s to 2020s
Q4 – how did von neumann grow possibly the most brilliant mathematical brain a human will ever own? why is there no chance of any american millennial having a similar brain? will the completely broken way maths is taught start to be fixed by un youth and tech leaders at www.rewired2021.com and handover of uae expo to japan
rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org to co-edit better answers than these drafts
A1 .While von neumann’s importance to mathematicians and economists (eg beyond zero sum trading games) is often misunderstood, it’s his impact on technologies that changed the way every 21st c human being’s livelihood is shaped. One way to look at this is he turned the power of engines from 2 dimensions of energy and telecommunications with the 3rd dimension of engines as analytic machines soon to innovate what separate human brains cannot do. Coming from Hungary to America in 1929, the possibility of his interactions with Einstein at Princeton could have been amazing- but instead with the exponential rise of hitler from 1933, von neumann was increasingly required to lead america’s race to nuclear energy. In effect, he only got 12 years to mainly focus on fathering the programable computer and inspiring the birth of artificial intelligence researchers. Within 4 years of von neumann’s death, Kennedy had declared the moon race, within 6 years his alumn mccarthy had started up twin ai labs- facing Atlantic at mit, facing pacific at Stanford, within 8 year’s intel’s Gordon moore was declaring analytic power of programable computer chips would increase 100 fold per decade through to the 2020s by which computing analytic power would far exceed human brain power
A2 Those inspired by Neumann’s new technologies have changed life’s possibilities in ways that previously seemed to be pure science fiction. Yet to the 70% of people who are Asian, at least two other system technologies had emerged by the late 1950s which directly explain Asia rising out of poverty and impact the sustainability likelihoods of our species- these are rural systems starting with Borlaug’s without which feeding 7.5 billion peoples of 2020 would not have been possible; and deming’s quality of what engineers design and operate- the whole range of which first evolved out of japan from bullet trains to mechanical diggers, to containerization docking to microelectronic calculators and machine tools including robotics. Until 1995, one way to segment innovation foci of the far east versus the far west, is that Asian future designers focused on innovations that did not primarily depend on thinking or administrating in English language software. It would be culturally unimaginative to believe that thinking in 26 letter alphabets and many thousand character scripts like Japanese or Chinese leads to precisely the same consciousness of nature, or scientific purpose.
A3 Are smart devices primarily designed for government, personal or societal uses? It some times seems that von neumann alumni explore all 3 dimensions as win-wins whereas other research funding sometimes get siloised. In 2021 while sustainability will depend on the younger half of the world collaborating on borderless networks demanded by nature, health and above zero sum trading games- essential hubs to linkin additionally to ameruca’s original 2 ai locations include Geneva, Nordica, Dubai, Singapore, HK, Korea, Japan, various Chinese megacities. While we argued in 1984’s 2025report.com for a transformation in education so no child of the 2020s is excluded from humanising AI, catalogues of where ai unicorns are being invested in implies that vast mahority of national governments don’t yet understand “sustainability goal” decisuons on societal data that will be taken unconsciously as more and more real time operating systems live decision making is. Other ways to map exciting ai hubs- look at membership clusters within futureoflife.org or who zooms into the virtual university of #aiforgood at the un itu in geneva
A4 von neumann’s education and parental support is reviewed in detail in norman macrae’s biography of von neumann. It took a very different customization of experiential learning flows of math geniuses that paets of central Europe at start of 20th century were good at- and which sad to say education in usa (and English speaking world) appears to have lost human confidence in. Neumann was born into a community of Hungarian-Jewish shopkeepers in early 20th c smart city of budapest and small enterprise bankers; maths was as important a literacy as talking; families shared slow evening meals where children were encouraged to report what most curious things had excited them today;; neumann was mainly home schooled to 5th grade then participated in vienna's top 20 teenage maths class; by 15 he would be debating with university professors what maths problems his peer group needed to focus on