we share the concern of futureoflife.org - technology has accelerated to the stage where life could thrive everywhere at the same time or self destruct-those expert in computing tell us this race began in 2 labs 1959 mit, 2 years later at stanford - 60 yars of neither party in dc understanding this race is quite sad


.let's see if it is possible to transform washington dc after nov 4 back to the high spirited days when people believed if americans could land in the moon, the no mission would be worldwide impossible for youth networks of the new machine intel age -what my dad norman macrae journalised as telecommuting and entrepreneurial revolution at the economist
our 1984 book the 2025 report fotecast 3 languages would be essential for 21st c children to design a sdg world in which 7.5+ billion lives mattered
mother tongue
coding
english or chinese- most of the world's science being originally published in english but most needed for the fifth of the world who are chinese to develop up to at least a third of the income of an american by 2025; we also predicted that by 2025 artificial intel would start to translate languages so the first two mattered most coding and mother tongue to mother natures diversity; it would probably become less valuable to study a second language unless you did up to mother tongue levels- tose speaking 2 mother tongues would make the millennial worlds most joyful cultural ambassadors and e-marketers because loving 2 peoples is the gateway to loving many peoples.
here is a sneak example of the type of community we hope will beam down hope to dc -we are firstly looking at american intl schools where students are bilingual and interested in coding -can the dreams of the sdg generation everywhere rise as we go post covid? why not if we celebrate such brilliant humansai labs as stanford's here, or projects like that below which silicon valley's singularity u gravitates from optimistic students and teachers the world wide?
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a few questions
does it let you see the conversation on ai-artificial intel - for agriculture sdgs or does it require you to join the community?

if it requires joining - this is free, takes about 10 minutes but is worth at least one associate tech member joining imo as well as students concerned with humanising ai as the most urgent sdg related tool any youthful entrepreneur can connect scale round as we race post covid and hopefully out of trump bullying

this is a community group around singularity uni at mountain view which is run by the founder of xprize who is also sponsoring various projects at the un/itu #aiforgood - those of us who admired the free university work of taddy blecher out of s africa may wish to know singularity is now his main global platform



there are several latin am people currently active in this community- bookmark above clicks to the sort of text footnoted on a project in colombia- while i am not sure if this project has an evident win-win with your work , i do strongly ask friends at spanish or latin culture speaking american universities to form a friendship with someone in colombia which many people are saying is becoming smartest at helping youth connect good ai around the world- that might be an over generalisation but colombia's current president is helping lead ai and recently bogota became the first hub in latin america to be linked to world economic forum industrial revolution 4 which is one of the fastest moving parts of weforum during covid era- also over at the lse, ana torres the colombian who joined the organisation of american states in dc 10 years ago to hub continent wide youth entrepreneur competitions now hosts the extraordinary youth entrepreneur world cup which handled 100000 serious entries during the first covid annual competition https://platform.entrepreneurshipworldcup.com/display/EV

i am linkedin to the board level organiser of ai at world economic forum if we can think of the right sort of question to converse with her

chris macrae +1 240 316 8157 launching new washington dc from nov 4 DC2021.com
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footnote singularity members mail introducing colombia ai for agri

For this week’s Impact Spotlight, I would like to highlight the work of Carlos Castellanos and Cultivando Futuro SAS.




Carlos joins us from Bogota, Colombia where he is the co-founder and COO of Cultivando Futuro SAS, an organization that is mapping the farming and agricultural sector in Colombia.

Carlos, along with his two co-founders, have been working on the project for seven years. Carlos attended our Singularity University GSP program in 2015 on a scholarship supported by Socialab through a Global Impact Challenge.

Cultivando Futuro has mapped over 3200 farmers in Colombia. This includes not only mapping the location of the farms and the produce they grow, but information about the farmers themselves, such as how many family members they support to the infrastructure and services they have on their farms (ranging from everything from access to irrigation piping to toilets to financial services to smartphones.)

All of this information is aggregated into visual dashboards, where in a few minutes, the viewer can have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the rural communities that are mapped.

The data on the Dashboards can be used in a number of ways, from connecting farmers to the people who will buy their produce, to helping the government understand how to make policy decisions that will support farmers, to helping farmers access services. Cultivando Futuro is currently supporting the Ministry of Agriculture of Colombia with their data and is formulating a project with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to help farmers decide what they should plant and when, using AI voice recognition technology applied to phone calls.

Most recently, during the pandemic, they have also been able to publish information on when certain farmers will have produce ready, including specific amounts and at specific times. This helps with managing the overall food supply chain in Colombia during this time of uncertainty.

Earlier this week I caught up with Carlos over a video call to learn more about his work.

When I asked him about the major challenges he has faced, he mentioned one of them was simply the amount of time and years it has taken them to become a technology team that is also an expert in agriculture. For example, in order to gain insights about how data and communication tools could promote fair trade in developing countries where a conventional marketplace doesn’t guarantee successful transactions, they set up their own agricultural warehouse to understand how technology could help.

Another challenge is that because Cultivando Futuro is one of the first groups to digitize agricultural information in Colombia, there are so many different uses for the data it is hard to know where to start. It can be challenging to figure out which services they pursue first, or if they should try to build several at the same time. This also relates to which business model they hone in on.

In addition, Carlos also mentioned that it is challenging to help people understand how once they have the data, it can not only be used in many different ways, but is building a foundation for many future uses of the data. For example once the data is in place, one can also work with artificial intelligence, drones, sensors and Iot technologies. Carlos and his team face the constant challenges of trying to help farmers address their immediate needs, but also think about what they are building for the future. (In my experience, this is actually a common challenge for many SU alumni and community members as the nature of exponential technologies is disruptive - it changes how the world works on multiple levels and across multiple industries, and, over time.)

In addition to his work with Cultivando Futuro, Carlos also tries to help others. As we were wrapping up our call, Carlos was preparing to hop on another call as a mentor to young people working on agtech innovations in Indonesia. He does this through his role as an Ambassador with the Thought For Food Community. He said that mentoring goes both ways - although he is a mentor he also learns a great deal - and that it is interesting for him to talk to agtech innovators in other countries as it also helps him think about common principles and how Cultivando Futuro might scale their platform globally in the future.

I asked Carlos how this community could help him and he mentioned that he is seeking both agtech mentors and technology mentors (especially developers) and that they are also seeking grants and alliances to be able to experiment with building new functions on their platform.

Carlos recently joined our community, and you can connect directly with him here or in the comments section.

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happiness' greatest english language speaker of 2020 ... more
- in 1760s adam smith became the epicentre for mediating 3 of the most impactful questions on human development (ie livesmatter) which may also determine whether we the peoples apply the 2020s to sustaining or ending our species by 2100-see un sdgs
1 how will machines be shared around the world-smith's colleague at glasgow u had become world's first engineer
2 what conditions determine whether markets compound goodwill or badwill
3 what system faults in english education system need transformation if lives are to matter everywhere
smith was in the right time and place to debate these emerging systems versus others he studied including nature and health, languages cultures and faiths as ethical systems because scotland was 50 years into be colonised by london; london/england had become dominant across old and new worlds through having the biggest warships controlling the seas, english having become the main language for publishing science, how the first global monetary/trading system evolved; 50 years before smith's publications scotland had become a colony of england- it was to suffer such disadvantages as people thinning as scottish land owners became ordered/taxed by london- sheep were to be seen as quarterly more profitable than humans- my family tree traces back to the pastor of the church on the isle or arran- every sunday the peoples sat in a circle- my 3 times great grandad's main job in the 1840s was to negotiate with landowners money so that people could emigrate-this is how scotland became a majority diaspora nation within the first century of adam smith's published works; in 1843 a diaspora scit james wilson had become a member of parliament with the aim of firing the majority of mps who had become sponsored by big vested interests; james launched the economist to help reform parliament and he started the debate with queen victoria- instead of slave-making empire could royals preside over commonwealth- if we diaspora scots have a unique value it concerns searching for empowerment not powering over

adam smith alumni choice of top 50 sdg connectors and top 500 cases by tech -nb tech world started up 1760 glasgow U by adam smith and first engineer james watt- there has always been a crisis of translation between the english and their first colony to app engines -for moore ask chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk- which quarter of century do you want to search

top 50 sdg connectors>..health deeptech cases>..fintech cases>..edutech cases>..other tech cases>..
>fazle abed..>borlaug/food prize laureates..>bkash as 7th piece in brac finance for porest..>new tech uni glasgow year 260..>
>lee kuan yew/mahbubani..>ai food last 3 years emmanuel faber danone..>alipay and antfinance..>new tech uni stanford c150..>
>borlaug/food prize laureates..>attenborough only 60 year diversity tv anchor..>cases un digitalfinancingtaskforce.org/..>mit tech uni c130..>..
>.e pakistan cholera lab laureates including barefoot chinese medics and james grant .>village mothers para health servants-rural keynesianism since 1975.>bcorpsdanone maifesto ventures..>...new asean uni singapore>..
>.larry brilliant.>..>..>first search new uni coalitions starts with brac uni and china/schwarzman..>..
>deming
thurgood marshall
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>roosevelt/kennedy>..>..>africas virtual free uni collab..>..
>royal families of japan, netherlands , uk>..>..>..preschool playlabs>..
>keiretsu/chaebol
akio morita/founder toyota/abdul latif
mass & hanson robotics
negrppronte & joi ito
>..>..>informal primary adaptation montessori/paulo freire..>..
>..gordon moore/craig barrett>..>..>missing curricula of peer to peer- eg peer to peer health from age 10 up..>..
>guterres & ban-ki moon>..>..>girls apprentice clubs 13 up..>..
>.kobe bryant.>..>..>different practice specifi bridges to uni -eg hi tech hi, coding schools -replace classroom with blended team projects and virtual..>..
>gates>..>..>vip kid - best language coaching worldwide..>..
>berners lee and torvaulds>..>..>.dual language schools - optimising service learning.>..
>bezos and j ma>..>..>.refugeee edu educationcannotwait, educationaboveall.>..
>quadir family mobile for poorest>..>..>..>..
>p ma wechat/whatsapp>..>..>..>..
>serge brin and kai fu lee>..>..>..>..
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paul kagame
father and daughter jin
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clara barton and florence nightingale
gandhi and mandela
montessori & paulo freire
pope and st francis
keynes and adam smith.
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.....united nations at 75 - can markets be designed to sustain our species - we explore this question through seven 5 point unnovation networks inspired by listening to some of the world's most extraordnary heroines and heroes of poverty alleviation - special thanks to the late great fazle abed 1 2 3 and his friends who welcomed us to bangladesh on 15 occasions between 2007 and 2018

5 livesmatter bottom up markets shelf; 5 top-down markets that 2020s need to value younger half of world

5 exponemtial solutions that emerged un years 1-15 - 5factor target practice of sdgs

how bottom up marketers integrate global values- 5es of microfranchising; 5 vs of place mapping

leaping ahead of moores laws 100 times more machine analytical intel 5g 2020s 1g 1980s

SHELF bottom up INTEGRATION UNITING NATIONS 2021now transformation of top-down- valuing younger half of world 2020s as first sdg generation

SAFETY

resilience of community to nature

last mile health services

personal safety in community all lives matter

Borderless good relations -life critical knowhow flows

HEALTH

Types of health and nutrition local services needed so no mum or child dies through lack of basic care

connecting world immunologists and epidemiologists

health as missing peer to peer edu curricululum from 4th grade pre-adolescence up

EDUCATION ilivelihood skills

age of humanising machine and personal connections

lifelong including interruotions eg refugees, family crises

at pre-school

at primry

through adolescence /many need apprenticeships or community learning not closed classrooms

college for lifelong teaching and studying- era when half of most valuable knowhow changes every 5 years and is opposite of disciplianry or cultural silos

LOVEQ LEADERSHIP

servant leaders and professions are embedded in communities, resolving systemiv breakdowns- this cant be done top-down; the worst constititution in 21st c is the perfect one when horse was fastest way to communicate

before 5g to 0g decades - the Economist hosted dialogue on entreprenurial revolution if future lives matter - redesign every system to valuing sme netwrks not large organisations

FINANCE

examples of tranformed finance thanks to blending digital unga75 peoples money

UNIVERSITY COALITION NATURE INFRASTRUCTURE TECH SPORTS ARTS FASHION LOCAL HEROINES
by 1960 5 extraordinary solutions looked ready for exponentilly risinghuman progress mapping 5 gravitaional factors if you find 17 sdgs too many to recall or interact
VILLAGE ENGINEERING SATELLITE COMS SPACES TECH COMP POWER YOUTH GOAL COALITION F1 END POVERTY NEXT CHILD BORNF2=SDG 2-6 BASICS OF SHELF F3 7-12 EVERRYCOMMUNITY LINKED INTO TRADE F4 13-16 CLIMATE ADATATIONF5= 7.5 BILLION PEOPLE COALITIONS BEYOND HISTORIC PLACE ONLY GOVERNANCE
e1=EFFECTIVE e2 -EFFICIENT e3=expandable to any community in need e4=electrification e5= e- aka digital V1=one VILLAGE v2=200k villages national global worldwide real & virtual
5G 2020s 5 DOLLAR COMPUTER BRAINS EVERYWHERE - PERSONAL AND SOCIETAL CLOUDS- BIG DATA LOCAL OPERABILITY 4G 2010s MOBILISE UNIVERSAL BEHAVIOURAL MAPS EARLY AI AND REAL TIME CLOUD PLATFORMS- YOUVE GOT ZOOM AND WECHAT 3G 2000s TRANSITION TO SMART MOBILE- DATA IS EVERYONES FREEDOM OR TRAP 2G 1990sBLEND COMMERCE AND KNOWLEDGE- BLEND PERSONAL COMPUTER WITH TEXT MOBILE1G 1980s INTERPERSONAL KNOWLEDGE WEBS AND COMPUTING -YOUVE GOT EMAIL

letterfrom america 2020 -sadly our peoples are up the creek in deep shit- how come US lost peoples' trust world class nations trade on? neither media, nor educators nor politicians value:

LOCAL IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL, BUT WORLDWIDE CAN BE URGENTLY LIFE CRITICAL................

Friday, September 25, 2020

  dear thorkil hope you and family keeping healthy. i have just connected the 2 people in bangladesh who can do most for autism lives matter- the daughter of the pm whose life work is on autism; my hero fazle abed dies december but not before design his legacy project- coalition of 30 sdg university-so person 2 is vice chancellor of that coalition--at end of 1980s dad wrote a short book on how only nordica could humanise tech-its in english or swedish if you would like to see it

Friday, September 11, 2020

 is english the worst or best language for translating trust across cultures

while english remains the main science/coding language the reality is that historically english-constitutions were drawn up by slave traders and others who did nor respect equality by skin color or by sex

is it trivial or essential that last night of the proms bans rule britannia's slave condoning lyrics? or is it the start of english-speaking democracies needing to transform

can students who speak 2 languages incluiding english play unique roles as their generation zooms, deals with worldwide challenges simultaeousl eg pandemic or voltalie weather ..

here's my question to america's ytop expert on soft power- when are borderless coalitions the only way forward -and id national politicians dont accept this new world what are we the peoples to do with public servants who no longer understand real community flows

2:16NOW PLYING?
2020 joseph nye climate change -moral coalition of nations www,economistgreen.com www.universityofstars.com.

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

entrepreneurialrevolution debates on futures of telecommuting, real and virtual community ops and risks in the economist since 1968

Thursday, September 10, 2020

w e started 2010s with privilege of interviewing hundreds of hbuc presidents and community organisers as part of a process designed by nobe laureate muhammad yunus

if we could recommend one movement leader we most learned from per city our choices would be

baltimore al hathaway 

How one West Baltimore church is bridging the digital divide ...

Jul 27, 2020 - Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr., senior pastor of Union Baptist Church, reads ... its Harvey Johnson Community Center on Druid Hill Avenue in historic Upton in ... Al Hathaway Sr. (alhathaway@gmail.com) is senior pastor of Union ...
Nov 2, 2018 - Hathaway , pastor of Union Baptist Church in Druid Hill, Baltimore, transformed the ceremony by announcing a $300 million redevelopment ...

tuskegee rosa park's lawyer
chicago jesse jackson's annual rainbow summits with wall street
The Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education ...


do you have a recommendation by city where people of any color or age or gender can help lives matter chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, September 7, 2020

 question from b to b via dc

how can we help all students from 17 up exchange views- build a joint curriculum- of the 2020s to maximise diversity of understanding of living in covid world and getting back to sdgs and livesmatter with more love for last mile community servants everywhere? is there a way to get diverse student briefings on eg kamala harris desk -why shouldn't students be the most valued lobby dc and other political centers of globalization  ever hear from


From Berkeley to Berekuso

SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, October 8th: 9-10:00 am PT / 4-5:00 pm GMT | Digital 
Join Ashesi President Patrick Awuah and UC Berkeley's Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer Rich Lyons for a discussion on phase change and measuring what matters in education (and impact!) as Ashesi looks to its next decade of growth. 
Patrick Awuah
President and Founder, Ashesi University

Patrick is the President and Founder of Ashesi University in Ghana where he guides the school’s mission to spark a renaissance in Africa by educating entrepreneurial, ethical leaders. In recognition of his work reinventing higher education on the continent, Patrick has been awarded a number of honors including the MacArthur Fellowship and the 2017 WISE Prize for Education.
Rich Lyons
Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley
Trustee, Ashesi University Foundation

Rich is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Haas School of Business, where he served as dean from 2008 to 2018. In 2020, he became the first Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer for UC Berkeley. In this role, Rich oversees development of the campus-wide ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, including patenting and technology licensing. 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

 NEED TO KNOW PODCAST SERIES

Policymakers are gearing up for a busy autumn, so this episode gets us up to speed on some of the stories you might have missed in the foreign policy world over the summer. Host Aaron Jones and his guests cover the UAE/Israel deal, North Korea, the resignation of the Japanese Prime Minister, protests in Belarus, the poisoning of a Russian opposition leader and the U.S. administration's rhetoric and maneuvers on China in the run up to the election. 


CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more