|it is great that one charity -sal khan's has mAPPED all of this BUT||.....any young people you mentor registering for these events? - i still havent worked out if this is the only way we peoples can interact with the 75th birthday of the UNGA|
i have been asking administrators of the japan society to share the news- as they are 1 block away from the UN they usually know practical things like that as soon as anyone does
one prediction i will make - universities that havent transparently sorted out their coalition for this strangest of all student year 2021-22 dont deserve any role in certifying the future of youth -that was always adam smith's number 1 precept for education being a free market
happy interdependence weekend
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Changing communications, and what makes people distant, bossy etc
Telecommunications are now recognised as the third of the three great transport revolutions that have, in swift succession, transformed society in the past two hundred years. First, were the railways; second the automobile; and third, telecommunications-attached-to-the-computer, which was bound to be the most far-reaching because in telecommunications, once the infrastructure is installed, the cost of use does not depend greatly on distance. So by the early years of the twenty-first century brainworkers - which in rich countries already meant most workers - no longer need to live near their work.
All three revolutions were opposed by the ruling establishments of their time, and therefore emerged fastest where government was weak. All three brought great new freedoms to the common man, but the railway and motor-car ages temporarily made access to capital the most important source of economic power. As most men and women did not like being bossed about by capitalists who could become more powerful because they were born stinking rich, they voted to give greater economic power to governments during the railway and motor-car ages. This was economically inefficient, and also made tyrannies more likely and more terrible. The information revolution was fortunately the exact opposite of the steam engine's industrial revolution and of Henry Ford's mass production automobile revolution in this respect. The steam engine and mass production has made start-up costs for the individual entrepreneur larger and larger, so that in both the steam and automobile ages to quote Bell Canada's Gordon Thompson in the early 1970s, there was 'no way an ordinary citizen could walk into a modern complex factory and use its facilities to construct something useful for himself'. But, as Thompson forecast, the databases of the next decades were places into which every part-time enthusiast could tele-commute. In all jobs connected with the use of information, start-up costs for the individual entrepreneur in 1984-2024 have grown smaller and smaller. It was 'never thus', said Thompson, 'with power shovels and punch presses'.
In consequence, in the TC age, the most important economic resource is no longer ownership of or access to capital, but has become the ability to use readily available knowledge intelligently and entrepreneurially.
For a region's people to succeed in the Telecommuting Age there are five main requirements - satisfied in places as far apart ad Guam and Queensland and Cape Province and California and Penang and Scotland.
First basic health needs to be insured and ensured for all starting with the birth of the next girl everywhere. please see footnote 1 for update
Second , as the prophet John Naisbitt said in 1982, 'the languages needed for the immediate future are computer and English'. (2010s update this has always implied that dual plus 1 language schools 1french+ 2catalan+spanish+ 3.1 chinese+american 3.2 chinese+english need to be celebrated everywhere especially in border regions- youth's belt road so to speak- add in arts, sports, fitness services designed to bridge borders until belt road infrastructure mapping is seen as integral to uniting nations as peace keeping)
Third, the area has to be a nice one in which to live. , to bring up families
Fourth, it is important that all income earners should adapt happily to a 'cafeteria of compensation' schemes. These allow the individual employee to decide what mix (s)he wants of salary, job objectives, career aims, flexitime, job sharing, long or short holidays, fringe benefits or fringe nuisances.
Fifth there needs to be a competitive and quickly changing telecommunications system. The TC age is making understanding of these requirements increasingly transparent among human beings worldwide.
Governments at first tried to impede or regulate much of this, but an early discovery of the Telecommuting age was that we could change the way we chose our governments. Until the 1990s we had pretended to ourselves that we could alter our lifestyles by choosing on each Tuesday or Thursday every four years whether Mr Reagan or Mr Carter , Mrs Thatcher or Mr Kinnock, was putting on the tribal demonstration which at that particular moment annoyed us less. After the advent of the TC we found that the more sensible and direct way in which a free man or woman could choose government was by voting with his or her feet. The individual could go to live in any area where the government - which could from then on be a very local government - permitted the lifestyle, rules and customs which suited that human being.
footnote 1 added 2020- (editorial context- between 1962 - consider japan , and 1977 consider china- dad's favorite celebrations for the human lot were wherever asian's improved engines (ie edming) and rural keynsianism-5 years before he died in 2010 he was delighted to start to see one major omission of his celebrations- much of what he had reported from village china in the 1970s was in fact a co-entrepreneurial revolution with grassroots female empowerment networked out of bangladesh villages- four decades of sir fazle abed's brilliant mapping of the world's largest ngo coalition were evident to dad before his death- the fifth and last decade 2010s of sir fazle abed's work is only just being tidied up by a university coalition now osun though the japanese embassy in dhaka was kind enough to remember norman macrae by hosting two roundtable dinners on sir fazle mission for 2010s virtual banking partnership for billion unbanked women - his legacy for the future- free universities for any millennial concerned with last mile service of sustainability's most urgent challenges