WHO IS ANTONIO GUTERRES and what actions for humanity would he like you to celebrate doing? This may be the most valuable human question 8 billion peoples can Q&A with each other as homework for NY's 77th UN General Assembly from Sept 15
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He is elected leader of the United Nations 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2026. Previous accomplishments include graduate of engineering; Prime Minister of Portugal; 15+ year servant leader of all refugees through the UN.
Guterres was elected 15 months after nation launched 17 goals that would determine extinction or survival of our species beyond the 21st Century, or earlier.
All this begs many basic questions about the 8 billion peoples alive today up from 2 billion when the UN was conceived in San Francisco Opera House 1945 after 2 world wars. Birth came initially as a twinning of overall policy headquarters donated by Americans out of New York and the number 1 tele-tech and world trade mapping hub out of Geneva. In 1945 with various places racing to own nuclear bombs humanity seemed to agree a last chance moment of our species required multilateral interfacing. 70+ years later Guterres started his tenure by asking which nations wanted him to mediate at probably the last last chance of sustainability. As engineer his co-creative way forward recommends UN2.0 digital roadmapping as essential if we are to apply all 8 billion brains to saving the futures of all our children
Given that society authorises monopolies to professions - a key question of morality let alone healthy progress is: do professions operating on where you live value win-win exponentials not just a monopoly of zero sum cash and grab. Even if a nation's media have not addressed this question in living memory: if our species intel is to Unite Nations now in "last chance" 2020s, the question must be transparently asked and answered in every "humanly right" society where the future of children matters. Welcome to Guterres Decade Challenge of Digital Roadmapping UN2.0 : leadership dynanism core to the declaration by all nations in 2015 that we have at most 15 years to be orbiting sustainably around every one of 17 goals which globally and locally are currently spinning towards collapse
Can humans apply leaps forward in tech to win-win cooperation ahead of zero-sum competition. This has been the concern of the Goats of maths since einstein-neumann networks hypotheised 10 decades of 100 times more tech in 1930s. Today the question may be posed in such terms as can we humansise AI on UN sdg gravoties before other innovation chalenges. At one time the EU surveyed can emotional intelligence of moving to web2 from web 1 advance knowledge society. The Nordica region led the social capital and online mobilisation opportunities - see elearning finaland and impacts of eg nokia, errickson as domanat leadership systems in their countries. Earlier its probaly no surprise that Linus Torvaulds from scandinavia has kept open source thriving out of usa and worldwide. When Neumann briefed The Economist to debate how would 100 times more tech be applied from 1961- economic genre mediated by economist journalists-included:
futures of conflicted places from viewpoint of human hopes - see eg consider japan 1962 consider russia 1963 consider latin am 1964 and so forth; then from 1972 future hiostories of tech especially finetch, health tech, edtech in which communities need to stay entrepreneurial revolution leaps ahed of big gov and big corporation neither of which in the west have been leaders in above zero sum valuation models.
Then from 1984 sustainability gaols times lined of tech leaps including studying what the world can learn whn hundred of millions of people leapfrog- eg from never having access to electricity grids to a combination of mobile and solar.
At 2016 september education commission hosted by former UK PM Gordon Brown as 1st annual review sdgs -experts concluded that some nations would not reach edu sggoal 4 this century - team formed next day led by world bank leader jim mik with unctad leader (Mitsui). Unctad is based in Geneva Un campus alongside the ITelecomsUnion; soon after guterres starts emerging experts team gets asked to compile digiital cooperation report. This mobilises a year long process with over 20 places experts led by melinda gates and jack ma- DC report recommends 8 component transformnation of UN2.0 Digital Roadmapping (later 9th component CODES envoronmental adaptation added). The first 8 compoents become direct bransitomring invited sessions with Guterres; above list are first to brainstorm Digital Cooperation across stakeholder range OF UN - ie governments, corporates and civilsociety associuations
as of 2022 I undesraynd that jack ma may not be in favor among several powers that be; but if the value of scots to the wprld is to look for translatirs whsoe passions are worth a second look, then girl do thesde 7 wonders of jack ma fascinate me-please feel free to correct my errors or updaye any futures these lead to - rsvp email@example.com
1 i gather jack was born into a family of strolling players but their play's stiries were out iof date and they were cloed down so they settled as a por if curious fanily in hangzhou the twon that had according to march pole been the greatest market town his world had ever seen (polo not have ben entirely unbiassed as i gather he was honoray mayor of hangzho for a couple pof yeras it was the most exciting river trade town in the world- being the asian waterway termina of the silk road- sale up its river and hub northn coastliane passing today's shagha enroute to korea or japan; of course you could stop off at beijing bac but the great canal from beijing to hangzhou was the more direct route for that
2 jack says he was bored at school until one day probably 1973 a geography teacher threw up her hands; I am told your genertion needs to understand the groegraphy of the outside world but we have no books or maps; but you are vey lucky- because hangzhou is a designated a world tourist town go and be tourist guides to hangzhou and they can exchnage guided intel to where they come from - that way jack taught himself english and became by age of 30 the states favorite english tecaher and translator
3 so jack was sent on his furst translation trip to usa seatlle 1995- there he saw amazon opeing up ; that changed his mind- for sure china didnt yet have a nationwide communications system but how could he maxisie jobs from coming of eccoenrce- most of jack;s brainstorming was not done with chiense leaders but eg with gurus in stanford and funding friom japans softbank so that is where alibaba and its twin ecommerce markets for vilagers supply taobao came from - th epoiint is the ecommerce suyste jack hoped for linkedin all teading peoples not one monoploust however brilaingnt bezos is; and something else peculair happened; china had leapfroged credit catrds so hack could set up alipay as a digital money owned by members and traders withouth banks taking 3% cut of every ttranscation and pourtting most people in debt; oddly we know what hjack did because of a book written by ying lowrey- she had spent 25 years in usa working for sme associations; returning to beijing around 2009 she found that tsinghua did not yet have a curriculum of sme let alone digotal sme- she was goiven all the elads to write up case studies of this and in effect jack ma's alibaba way was the main case
3 at a global clinton event jack ma can be seen around 2008 chalenging muhammad yunsu - which of us will create the next 100000 jobs for peoples; what jack did up to 2017 amazes me:
he connected with the designers ofdigital mobey for the poorest including mpesa, mit, and brac- wit gates foundation e a lead investor in largest cashless bank in population served bkash
he explained to jim kim how ai could be a different sort of analysis in the world bank
4 he and jim kim testified at Un spet 2016 on first annual review that goal 4 education was not in good shape- it would be yera 2100 before the goal aas achieved in some countries and anyhow half of all youth would be unemployable unless shcools caught with skils of being a 21st c digita native
the next day jim kim asked jack ma to talk to the kenyan who lead UNCAYD - the geneva branch of teh un concerned with justoc of world tarde systems ; within weeks ma was being called special envoy for training young tech wiazrads across africa and anywhere else that wanted him; jack tried hosting twon by 3000 person briefings in detroit and toronto but by summer 2017 trumps law effectively became an iron couratin blocking any youth learning between china and the west
5 by the beginning of 2017 ma had also anouced 2 other things - 15 billion put into an ai labs fpr the wporld places like israel were chose as first connectors og=f ma's offices in hangzhou and silicon valley; at the workld economic forum jack annouced by 2020 he would return fill time to teaching and by becoming main sposnor of olympics for the enxt 10 yeras he hoped to celebarte with youtg the future of sports fashion gereen and education - markets he flet ecommerce was too far away from to play out many sdg purposes
6 nontheless engineer guterres who had only ingerited 10 years of UN leadership iat start of 2017 saw what was emerging from geneva and aasked atht tech wizards around the world spend a year reporting what digital coppperation could do around the UN and to make sdgs realisable- the 2 lead braibstromers melinda gates , adn jack ma; when by 2019 it was tijme to choose the 8-9 playing pieces of roadmapping Un2.0
we can see how tech and communicatiosn wiarads were permmitted 4 pieces they named
global connectivity is ITU switzerlands learning curce since 1865
digoital cooperation which asking the worlds leading experts to deleiver given sdg 4 eduaction was so far off track (just the first of many sdgs to have sinec reported they either lack finace or the innovation influence to help younger half of workd be the sg generation
aiforgood- thanks to von neumann epicentre of teh ,ost valaube question economists have ever asked since 1951 (what good will peopels do with 100 tiem more tech through 10 decades 1930s to 2020s)
digital capacity building - you cant teach the next generation to be sustainable if the teachers and the Un staffr dont leap ahead with what they see as digoital roadmapping
to which we can see the ningling of the 4 aims of all multilaterls since 1945 - trust/seccurity, human rifhts, inclusin , serving public goods
and thats what un tech envoy office has been barinstorming ever since - see the barinstorm apels abpove - and to which has benn aded one borrom up CODES for climate and peace and infrastructiureadaptability's greatest players to be included.
.From 1951 Economist journalists were asked by von neumann to continuously ask the "scoop": what good can peoples do with 100 times more tech - the rate at which some tech pioneers were compounding (for better, for worse) every decade 1930s to 2020s. An example in 1965 Gordon Moore declare that proigramabkle silicon chips could be designed with 100* more cpacaity every decade "moores law' - whence the region from intel to stanfird and beyond starrte dto be beranded silicon valley..As Neumann's legacy his alumni (and 2 biographers including my dad at the Economist for 33 years beyind neumann's death) interpret this broad defiintion of AI=100 times more tech per decade. As further exemplification: 2 AI labs facing pacific out of stanford and atlantic out of MIT have hubbed this since 1960. It was in 2018 that UN ITU Geneva started a summit then continuous zooming of ai for good as component of Un2.0. Experts helping launch this included singularity (WRJ Diamnadis) host of the Xprize (XP19=avatars and IEEE Stephen Ibaraki.
Covid forced academic collaboiration like never before. Copyright on the first 1000 or so academic reports on covid was suspended far enough for AI to do a literature review and provide a content guide taking out 95% of repetitive stuff. IF as we arhue the UN needs to open its own universuity to being a smart bcatalogue of solutions to sustainability challenges communities can replicate at no or minimal intellectual property cost, then we can imagine a lot moer AI content curation a la covid chasing. For further inspiration of this sort check in with friends of Fazle Abed who have been b=debating the hows and whys of this since Brac University in 2001 was opened to value the most cooperatiuve womens empowered university asians or the rest of teh world has ever deigned.
By early 2021, over 50 operational entities of the UN have at least 1 AI project to benchmark. Earlier in 2005 about 20 branches of UN started WSIS summit - this can be thought of as web2 human development which continues live meetings one quarter each year. AT 2022's wsis www.sdgmetaverseprize.org as year round teens up competition - so now the way is set for any government or any goal oriented civil soc network to choose to join in be at leading edge of web3 (metaverse, NFT, DAO) in ways that a non digital UN has not been with web1,2. Our unde3rstanmding (more porting needed): Korea and Singapore are nations who have innovated kto12 curriculum of artificial intelligence -where consultations of girls kindergarten teachers were one of the anchors to the whole purpose of what do 2020s children need to grow intel round that no children have ever needed to do before. If teachers are not free to lead curiosity of what is a 6 to 16 yera olds life going to need to innovate most - who can?
Slovenia IRCAI 1 2 & Japan NAIXUS 1 2: youtube :: report on network-excellenee from STI 2022 forum Slovenia and Japan have been heroic in celebrating where academia help their students/alumni cooperate around AIforGood- in Japan's case huge investments have also been made in the UNU University system of UN as well as Japan's cataloguing of social actions of SDG gen see its broadcasters top 100- let's continue the exponential rising consequences for humanity in Digital Capacity Building (right). Estonia also plays an outsize role thanks in large part to Jaan Tallinn, futureoflife networks 1 2 and Estonia's determination to celebrate 5g and NFT for all its citizens/communities are worth. Liechenstein is proposed as a world leader in government designing blockchain for good crypto. Both Korea and Singapore are leaders of k-12 curriculum of AI- rumored kindergartens girls teachers included in annual updating (whats the point of ai schools curriculum if teachers are not as curious about being 7 to 17 as the kids themselves)
Could UN2.0 offer benchmark for digitally native public servants and communities everywhere?
Mother earth offers abundant resources. What if the UN's own training systems including its university UNU curates the naturally smartest integration of intel be that brainpower or AI for good. Does web3 offere everyone alive in 2020s the best ever chance to connect this - from parental dreams to youthful realities/
WE don't have to study rocket science or be an astronaut to see that it we apply our human senses from the ground up and if machines are tools to amplify such common senses,
Today we have 8 billion brains connecctd by technology that would have seemed like science fiction in 1935 or even thorough the 1960s where the fanciest tool for schooling mathemanticians or mapmakers was the slide ruler, and the cost to phone a person pon the otrher side of the world in the few countries where this was possible was over a dollar a minute.
However smart a list of sustainability gpoals we unite round mapping, one cooperation question gravitates everything else uniting peoples and nations. Is it possible to design a world so that at whatever GPS th enext girl or boy is born, she has a chnace to develop a good life and livelihood? In other words can every community be designed for developing not destructing live?. This was the question my father sought from university having survived world war 2 spending his last days as a teenager as navigator in allied bomber command Burma campaign of world war 2.Between 21 to 28 his search led him through Keynes Cambridge, his first peaceful employment as rookie journalist valuie The Economist's centenary aurobiograpghy of what had gone expenentially right and wrong out of London and Empire Constitutions since 1843, then meeting Von Neumann in Princeton 1951 to be given the journalist scopp what to do with 100 times more tech per decade
Ultimately digital capacity building through the UN, or any humans and communities which the UN interacts with, needs to revolve round servung and co-creating this mission possible : every child's good chance at development. If the UN's training systems revolve round this they can transfer action learning to any place where elders want their younger halves to be the first sustainability generation not the first extinction generation. The UN's top educators have an opportunity like no other learning network - where and how have parents turned worst places to be born into deepest human development benchmarks. For example, after 3 decades of empowering rural village mothers to develop 90% of the poulation of Bangladesh, Fazle Abed opened a university to research previously immpossible connections: how to build the world's most popular cashless bank round women's sustainability mapping beginning with play schools that 50 poorest coulntries (and refugee border regions- see eg journal of ed in emergenvies) in the world could make the happiest loving places for 3 to 6 year olds develop in. Whats fascinating is to see who became first partners of which mission impossible -eg playschool partners ranged from hong kong's wealthiest tech gut=y to lego foundation; www.bkash.com was being funded by the foundation arms of the 2 lead chairs of reporting how the UN needed to roadmap digital cooperation; Mrs Gates and Mr Ma who in 2016 were leading the first year of sdg networks with as high a love quotient as any gov, com or org has ever celebrated.
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