fall 2020.
american parents last chance to tell public servants to stop lying- let me explain with the case of pre-computing maths- q1 why were americans worst at teaching this? 2 how was computing designed by best maths guys? 3 what purposes could computers humanise- long version read biography of von neumann by macrae, short version here.
amazon & NORTH AMERICA: Canada, Mexico, United States (billionnaires)
MIDDLE AMERICA: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.... associate webs economistlearning.com economistbank.com economisthealth.com
Is SOROS last billionaire standing for american youth's dream to unite sdg generation locally & globally
.zoomuni.net -breaking 2020 -zooming beyond reality- some nations 30 years behind our 1984 timelines for ai teaching/ studying - download and ask for our maps of whos leading
chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk may 2020 (bicycling distance from national institute of health bethesda md usa) writes:
since 1960 most of the world's population mapping sdg development - eg asians as over 60% of humans have traded round a japanese translation of global system- compounding solutions americans like deming and borlaug open sourced -more than any other single system dynamic friends at journalistsforhumanity have been able to map- brookings update 2020- 5/15 how taipei, seoul, hk, saved their peoples, and hanoi

back to middle of 20th c-perhaps it shouldn't be that much of a surprise that it took one of the 2 island nations that most colonised borders up to world war 2 to culturally rollback a higher purpose for uniting peoples
Back to www.normanmacrae.comSDG education revolutionCommentaryFriends and FamilyFuture HistoryBiographycoming - books.. diary 2020
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Norman Macrae, having survived teenage navigation of RAF planes bomber command world war 2 over modern-day myanmar/bangladesh, joined The Economist in 1949, and retired as the deputy editor of what he called "the world's favourite viewspaper" in 1988. During that time, he wrote extensively on the future of society and the impact of technology. Norman foresaw species sustainability as being determined by post-colonial and virtual mapmaking- 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G if 60s tech could race to moon and Moore alumni promised 100 times more machine intel every decade TO 2025, let's end poverty mediating/educating a world of loving each others' children- so that wherever the next millennials girl is born she enjoys great chance to thrive.

Soon Norman was celebrating his wartime enemy's rising engineers and win-win sme supply chains across far east and very concerned that tod down constitutions english speaking nations led by political bureaucrats wasn't fit for entrepreneurial revolution-he co-opted a young romani prodi to translate Economist 1976 ER survey into multilingual formats

Amongst some of his more outlandish claims: that governments would not only reverse the nationalisation process and denationalise formerly private industries, but would also sell industries and services that had been state operated for so long that it seemed impossible that they could be run by private companies. A pioneer before the pioneers, Macrae imagined privatised and competing telecommunications and utility companies improving service levels and reducing prices.

When others saw arms build-ups as heralding World War III, Macrae predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall by the end of the 1980's.

The Norman Macrae Archive serves as an on-line library, hosting a growing collection of Macrae articles, newspaper columns and highlights from his books. We hope that you find the articles thought provoking and zoom, twitter or question us - norman's son chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk



best wishes

1972 ecconomist survey of 1972-2012- WILL AMERICANS AND EUR-CITIZENS EVER BE FREED ENTREPRENEURIALLY FROM PAPER CURRENCIES THE ONLY ZERO-SUM TRADE MONOPLY IN A WORLD WHERE ACTIONABLE KNOWHOW MULTIPLIES VALUE UNLIKECONSUMING UP THING.....


help linkin sdg coalition maps- peru ...millennials rewind usa in 1999 afore 3G mobilisation decade- sample of cluetrain signees
| Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes The ninth and worst enclosure is the one inside our heads. Because, if we think the Internet is something we use by grace of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and “providers” such as phone and cable companies, we’re only helping all those companies contain the Internet’s usefulness inside their walled gardens.
Not understanding the Internet can result in problems similar to ones

we suffer by not understanding common pool resources such as the atmosphere, the oceans, and the Earth itself.

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk, normanmacrae.net quarters 5 and 6 of EconomistDiary 2018-1843 - journalists valuing mediation of goal 1 end poverty , A global databank for brandchartering the interconnecting aims of CLO, CBO and CEO in organising learning, branding and strategy - "I'd like to ask : Isn't it time that branders, strategists, and learning systems people believed and acted on their marketing promise as much as they want end-consumers to trust it? I am editing a millennial issue of a journal where we are urgently inviting world leading influencers of strategy, brand or learning to write 6 pages on future organisational frameworks in such simple language that every reader connects to the big idea whatever their home area of expertise"..........

Friday, November 30, 2018

 11/17/20  bezos announces first grants in one of world's largest climate funds

SECRETS FROM AMAZON who's ai hearing who at alexis ai

Last year Rohit Prasad was ranked 9 and colleague, Tony Reid, was ranked 10 in Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business.

twitter-logoBusinessToday.In | July 26, 2018 | Updated 12:25 IST -FROM BUSINESSTODAY.IN
Meet Rohit Prasad from Ranchi, the creator of Amazon Alexa

Amazon's Alexa has taken the world, including India, by storm since its release in 2014. From commanding it to play music to control your smart appliances, Alexa is the next gen technology that is poised to make one's life simpler. While the fanfare for Alexa is quite obvious and noticeable, did you know that Alexa has a very strong Indian connection? Alexa was created by Rohit Prasad, along with colleague Tony Reid.

Prasad has been serving as the Vice President and Head Scientist in Alexa Artificial Intelligence since May 2016. He is at the helm of research and development in speech recognition, natural language understanding, and machine learning technologies aimed at improving customers' experiences with Echo devices, powered by Alexa.





women for sustainability zero trust g7 lead timely goals- whether g20 trusted might have been staged at franciscan g20 but may have to wait to japan g20 given argentina's own needs

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

can us cities ever become SDG economic zones


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yesterday's announcement by amazon put the cat among the pigeons so to speak- if new york and dc can become cities sustainability youth value in the top 20 suoercities= what use is USA as far as  mother earth or the species human is concerned?  here's is one of dc's first dialgues in the post amazon hq2 world - 

Brookings Event Invitation

U.S. cities in pursuit of viable futures: Taking on the Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036
RSVP to attend in person
With political divisions on the rise and global cooperation imperiled, city officials worldwide are stepping up to lead, solving local problems while sharing solutions and innovations across borders. Making cities such as New York, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles inclusive, safe, and sustainable is vital to the future of the United States--and the globe. Driven by the need to act locally while thinking globally, a growing number of metro areas are adapting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint for progress.

On November 29, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy will co-host an event with city officials and development experts to explore the value proposition of the SDGs for U.S. cities. Experts will explore how the 17 SDGs can help cities tackle local economic, political, and environmental challenges vital to the health and wellbeing of their residents. They will debate how U.S. cities can lead and reach the global goals by 2030.

New York City and Los Angeles are publicly promoting and implementing the SDGs, while cities such as Pittsburgh are leading on innovation and sustainability but have not yet connected their strategies to the SDGs. Panelists will also explore how technology can help integrate the SDGs into city strategies and accelerate development gains.

Following the discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience.
Introduction and moderator
Anthony F. Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution | @anthonypipa
Panelists
Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, Mayor's Office, City of New York | @PAbeywardenaGrant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh | @ervin_grantNina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles | @ninahachigianKaren Lightman, Executive Director, Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College Metro21 Smart Cities Institute | @khlightman
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legend of supercities and sustainability world trade belt road mapping

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

amazonuni.com #br6 #theeconomist tale of 2 citizens in dmv -eleana number 1 heroine, bezos who knows?

  1. amazon hq2 = something wrong capitalism US characteristics?Bezos made enough money to choose half of Hq2 NY-DC-VA for SDG impact - compare jack ma who has designed ecommerce and efinance to give back- blog
  2. I've treated patients in the ER who have died from gun shot wounds. How can anyone say this isn't a health issue?


New Yorkers reacted to the news that Amazon was coming to town with roughly the same amount of enthusiasm that Tory MPs showed for Theresa May's Brexit deal.
  • It's not a Brexit-level fiasco: The politicians who negotiated the deal, for instance, didn't immediately resign in order to protest the deal they negotiated, a la Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.
  • Still, politicians immediately realized that their constituents did not consider this a win. What looks like a lovely new source of income tax to City Hall (25,000 workers making an average of $150,000 apiece) looks more like a source of inequality and gentrification to the people currently living in Long Island City, many of whom were looking forward to that land becoming affordable housing.
The similarity between Brexit and Amazon HQ is that voters are increasingly vocal in speaking out against systems that are seen to benefit the wealthy elite first and foremost.
Amazon vs. Google: On Dan Primack's Pro Rata podcast, New York Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said that the city drove a hard bargain with Amazon, forcing the company to open up its new campus to all New Yorkers, rather than closing it off for employees only.
  • The fact that Amazon was reluctant to make that concession is a stark contrast to Google, which has quietly bought up more than 6 million square feet of non-campus New York real estate — enough to support some 20,000 highly paid workers.
  • Amazon likes flashy buildings; Google, by contrast, for all the space it owns in New York, is largely invisible.
  • Google has neither requested nor received any kind of tax-break sweeteners from New York. That means it's getting roughly $3 billion less than Amazon. (Surviving bad press in Toronto, it turns out, is much easier.)
The bottom line: Amazon has created a lot of ill will by setting city against city in a cruel and elaborate HQ2 game. That's not a great way to make friends in a world where mistrust of Big Tech is at record highs.
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3. Facebook's executive trainwreck
Photo Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Facebook had even worse press than Amazon this week, thanks mainly to a devastating New York Times article on Wednesday.
The focus of the story is the manner in which Facebook's top two executives — Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg — react to bad news. Rather than deal with it directly, they tend, in the words of the article's headline, to "delay, deny and deflect."
  • The conclusion: "Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view."
Facebook also hired Definers, an opposition-research specialist in Washington, in a move that ended up backfiring spectacularly. Zuckerberg now denies (implausibly) that either he or Sandberg had ever heard of Definers before the Times article appeared.
Facebook shares closed at $139.53 on Friday, down 36% from their high of $218.62 in July, less than 4 months ago. That's a loss of $228 billion in market capitalization and a sign that the market has lost faith in Facebook's executive leadership.
  • Zuckerberg's attempt on Thursday to mollify the market and the press was predictably unsuccessful.
  • I made the case in April that Zuckerberg is no longer the right person to lead Facebook. His product and engineering skills are prodigious yet also irrelevant, and by Zuckerberg's own admission, neither he nor Sandberg are fully aware of what's going on internally.
Facebook's board has neither the ability nor the inclination to fire Zuckerberg. But that doesn't mean he can't resign as CEO. At any point, he is free to hand the reins over to someone with a better intuitive understanding of why governments and users around the world are so upset at the company (hint: patent applications like this one don't help) and what needs to be done to fix the problem.
The bottom line: Facebook has lurched from crisis to crisis, and it has managed none of those crises well. It's now clear who bears the blame for that.