Timing can be everything in global social valuation. Viewed with hindsight of 2015 (UN year of massive transformation to sustainability goals) we can map at least 5 global crossroads (1969 being the first) that our whole planet of 7 billion beings and the millennial generation most needed America to mediate openly and recursively
In 1969 America was first to land on the moon- what did this prove? And what else was becoming youthfully exciting to explore- eg Intel had been founded in 1968 and was proposing the moores law of the doubling every 2 years of the analytic power of computer chips- a whole valley of social business networks would linkin to this 14 year imagination stage. The Economist two most fun quests of 1982 We're All Intrapreneurial Now; ... why not silicon valley for all
Publishers of the World Record Book of Job Creation believe that two of the most joyful things that pro-youth economists could have started to value:
the era of doubling spend every 7 years started in 1946 on worldwide communications is now confirmed to continue to at least 2015 (1000 times more time and money spent than 1946 if not 2030now --4000 times more)
such a spend will make the change impacts of the industrial revolution ultimately look like small beer as far as human sustainability is concerned
what exciting to note from the moon race is that when a big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) is set and a resources for at least 7 year project empower humans and computers to make the most of each other- then impossible become possible solutions can now be celebrated as uniting the purpose of the human race- crucially what the industrial revolution failed to do namely share its up to 200-fold progress beyond subsistence with half of the world's population (rural ie with infrastructures like electricity, running water, modern communications) can now make ending poverty a reality during first generation of millennium 3
|It is not clear to us whether any American education or other institute in 1969 did take time out to reflect on this first of big 5 moments that America had the most resources to openly web into human consciousness- we rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org would love to publish links if you have them- over the next 4 periods through to 1997
What we do know is The Economist became the first worldwide viewspaper by mediating such debates with America's influence central to death of distance's coming 4 hemisphere debate; however it is to be noted that The Economist had already collected lots of information that the vast majority of Americans had never seen due to peculiar neurotic ways American media and schooling spun as the world's peacekeeper (a most unfortunate responsibility for any twentieth of the world's people to feel forced to bowl alone):
1 how Japan. Korea, China were fast rising -and if only because of their population statistics could be celebrated to be ever more crucial to end poverty and so millennials sustainability from 1990s
- 1972's Next 40 Years ; ..1975 Asian Pacific Century 1975-2075 ..1977 survey China
- 1976's Coming Entrepreneurial Revolution; 12 week leaders debate
- 1982's We're All Intrapreneurial Now
- What will human race produce in 20th C Q4? - Jan 1975
- (1984 book on net generation 3 billion job creation) ...
- 1991 Survey : Will there be an economic End of Politicians?
|2 That USSR was not what it seemed. It was slowly failing and there was zero chance that Chinese diaspora as they became world's 3rd biggest investment web, early in 1970s, would want to chain next generations to such a system
3 The Economist had by 1968 even started to explore whether South Africa's Open Society capacity might learn as fast as America in resolving racial tensions- remember man lands the moon may have been the universe's biggest event of the 1960s but back on the ground, the end of segregation in America's own townships needed to be.
Maths notes: According to Turing recursion is the way ahead that the human mind interacting with computing analysis (over exponentially impactful periods of 7 years or more) innovates more than becoming dependent on big data analysis alone. Von Neumann was arguably the first to question whether economist would app recursion to empower way above zero-sum trades in a death of distance (borderless, ie where bodrers become greatest risk under old externalsiation mindsets) world. Earlier Einstein had clarified the fatal flaw in big brother planning processes; whenever man's science or adminstration runs out of innovation space go more micro at the level of system dynamics you map
Bill Gates notes: in his book way ahead, change's actionable impact is less than you expect in any 3 yera period but much more in any 7 year period. Subconsciously but apparently not consciosly he was voicing what aid and philanthropists singularly failed to do in 2th century- develop 7+ year exponentail auditing as far more valuable to development than the inconvenient truth but media gratifying analysis of results in 90 day soundbites