Between 1865 and today 6 different communication systems have existed for sharing information, making friends, buying and selling, innovating soliutions to urgent challenges, choosing heroines and heroes and arts as well as evolving transportation and power systems

Lucky people among today's 8 billion human beings are now co-creating our 3rd new system in under a generation. I will call that web3 or metaverse to distinguish it from web2 when privileged people (around 2003 on) started using smart mobile etc devices that tracked info from their location GPS) and web1 which most people say began in 1990 around rim berners lee worldwide web. This system was connected by computers notably personal computers.

Something that changed the world in 1865 was some countries coming together to shape the telegram system - the first of many telecommunications systems - eg telephones telexes, radio, television, ... where sharing one system is practically essential. The first countries to build telegrams located the ITU in Geneva. Now its true that telegrams also benefited from the invention of electricity and the scaling of railways. All these things started to make living in cities more attractive for many people than living in rural areas without tele 1. So we call rural areas without electricity grids tele0. And because an awful lot of new technologies including computational connections  have accelerated since world war 2,  I call that era tele2.

Communications systems have brought bad consequences as well as good. For example after 80 year of tele1 , asymetries between the 8 most powerful users of tele1 the G8 brought world war2. (Yes I know that the person who made war 2 inevitable was adolf hitler - but the reason why the United Nations was born in 1945 was to try put all nations back on a good track but needed the most powerful 8 to rebuild as well as take responsibility for over 80% of people living in other places (almost half the world's people were on the india sbncontient and in china)- places whose peoples had been disconnected from an equitable world trade by empires (notably Britaon's)

I believe in designing web 3 - we need to ask ourselves what needs changing that the last 80 years spiraled into more wars and crises with nature be these climate, plagues or other ways. WE need Un2 to include every nation in this butas we noted some have more privileged experiences than others.

Lets go back to the quarter of the world's people who were in tele0 to near the end of the 20th C. What did they co-create since the 1970s and how have they leaped forward in the last 2 decades?

As recently as the 1970s up to a quaretr of humans loived in humid tropical vilages far from coastlines and without electricity grids. What they had to woirk on was small agricultire (food and drink) , health, education, builsing community and safe one room homes. What they needed was noit charity but vailage busienss howebver small wiyn positive cashflow. To end starvation they needed crop socience particularly for rice - the number 1 connector of this miracle is Noram Borlaug and his alumni (see eg world food prize0. Vilage mothers also needed to develop basic health services for infants and mothers. One huge invention turned out to ve a cure for diarrhea whisc in the tropics was killing upo toa third of inatats. If a mother is in time to mix bi=olied water sugar and salt in the right proprtions this is a live saver. In Bangaldesh the most successfil busienss franchisse ddordashed ten basic medivines- each mother was assigned a bisienss route of 300 homes to vist weekly. Over tie she also became thhe trusted knowledge source - eg for mass infant vaccination. AS well as growing a surfeit of food, vilage ceaft busienss and sociasl forerstry provided examples which could hgenerate trade with peoples oin te cities. In building safe communitoes , bangaldesh's ;eading model of womens nation building also taught mothers to train up as barefoot lawyers. And after the first 12 yeras of the new nation of banagldesh, vilage mothers together with brac designed vilage primary schoolig systems . These built on a blend of montessorri and paul freire methods.Between 1970s the solutions porest tropical vilages needed were largely replicable across borders. there may have been diferent funding models and different reasons why rasing womens productivity to half of the natiosn whole but most of the life shaping needsd and socytarinst were similar. Wjat happened towards the mned of teh 190s is partners started to bring mobile phones and solar. Now the world's poorest vilage women could be in the middle of some of the most exciting leapfrpg models. They have leapt the generation taht needed landline phones or electricity gtids, but when one looks a drts of resources shown on the 17 sdgs- poorest vailgersd are still mainly becoming self-suffiencnt on foord, health, education, womens community buildiung, finance. When we look at eg saniation isues of water, yes they use pit latrines but in terms of wtaer infrastructures they are dependfent on an integrated natioanl strategy. In bangaldeshthe greatest scaler oif tese solutiosn was asked to start offering solutiosn aroudn teh world'' he decdied the best way to continue with development baagldesh needed next and worldiwde sharing of solutiosn was to start a university the most cooperative university on the pkanet wherever graduate alumni want to share solutions to sdgs

Ironicaly thebottom quater of huamns being may have ended poverty but with an economic size of say 3% of the wprld's wealth and the only renewable footprint. When the worldf meest annualy to discuss climate , its the peoples whp have just memerged from the tele0 atra who often have the deepest daat on climate adaptation. SDuring teh seocnd decade of brac university, sir fazle abed clarivied his intent to be not only the university woith deepest knowho of rural end poverty but to invent some solution creating 50 million livelihods around teh wporld. He reasoned that the world needed at lesast 60 new cooperation univesitoes t0 crae 3 billion new jobs : green, last mile community, and hi tech. He proved he could design two world needed solutions.A benh,ark design for pre-scchols everyhwere. n ultra grant mechanisms for the 15% of vilage mothers who were too pooe to apply for microfinace. Whats interesting iswhich of the 6 diferemt states of communicatiosn do you see as likely tp produce one or more livelihood coopeartion unibersitiesd. How does the university fit into the UN2 model.


HO does nature locate her asstes vis a vis whe is living in which comunicatios s ate. How does what is poosible with vital service slike health and education chnage by richness of coms.Wg=ho's got the most ability to design web 3; millennials who have only grown up with webs; or the oldest quarter of the world's people typically over 60 or those aged between 30-60. Hpow does government include all these different expereinces as well as recognise that extinction is a risk the youinger haf of the world may experience because in some way or another we parents of the world lost what used to make our species smartest- the wish for our children to have more opportunities in life than we had had.

indeed whats' the point of educatio  systems if they dont get snarter from generation to generation. And do we nderstand whats happening in web that has never hapened befpre. Basically 1 dolar computer brains can when connecetd together do some tings humans never could. Can we design the art intel to augmeent / im[rove huamn intel not to rteplace it? 

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survey 1of child centric education

IF SCHOOLS were child centric they would make age relevant interventions:

if anyone is illiterate at age 6 it only takes 90 days to change that - best of all a literate kid can be main helper in 20 minute session - see sunita gandhi

finacial literacy would be practicsed from age 8 - see aflatoun ( works in 100 countries

from age 10 pre-teens would have access to pfysical and mental health studies designed peer to peer -see Lancet

no kid would leave primary school without knowing how open space meetings/teamwork is facilitated

teachers would be celebrated for clarifying which skills involve experiential learning not classroom examination - while there is some recognition that music and sports involve practice, its shocking that coding isnt valued this way ..


Do you have life-changing moment to share? - what was it and what did you think or do differently after it?

example until 9/11, i assumed that (good) futures are happening somewhere in the world and would be searched out so that all could communally replicate them;  === 9/11 caused me to question whether global connectivity will give us time to find sustainable solutions for our kids- i became particulaly interested in places where good education leaps appeared but did not get app'd the world over - one example actually goes back to my favorite 1990s advances in schools that a small cliuster of new zealand schools pioneered - download it here

i welcome discussion of this book's parts at any time rsvp if you have a solution every community that develops youth could be cooperational

in 1984our book with economist editors 2025report made the case for 40 year commitment to every child identifying own skils dashboard and maximising AI curation of this- we valued this as sustainability critical worldwide cooperation - we see no logic for changing this concern

== we live in an age where most up to half of knowhow of techforgood changes every 3 years - we needed mindsets for exploration not for being standard examined; a nation that makes its college students its largest debt class is likely to collapse economically socially environmentally if web3 is designed for celebrating sustainability cooperation; and if web3 is not designed for neough yout to linkin the first sustainability generation then we are all heading the way of the dodo

I am learn to learn  

TECH - What is IT? and which exponential multipliers most impact human and natural futures?

AI   >. silicon chip singularity (ie when one chip > one brain in pure analytical capacity) - science fictiion no moore

who programs the ai - the race to include lost voices eg girls- the world of statistics re=-examined like never before (eg previously mass statistics very weak at coding meaining from numbers)

Biotech  >> Affective science (loveq and emotional intelligence remains human's unique edge over artificials for at least 10 more years!)

Some people say that Virtual or Augmented Reality has advanced at its best so far in last 12 months that there are hardly any qualified teachers only pioneering explorers- does this matter - well its VR which is your gateway to web3 - intead of just a mobile device you will like wear  a visual sensor system; equally others argue that you shouldnt worry about how fast you put googles on - what you should want is to take back ownbership of what you spend time creating virually- look at the small print of the big platforms you probably dont own anything without them..maybe this is a generation issue bu interstingly the met-generation can now work on chnaging anything that old systems are destroying (eg climate) ...t 

 IOT which things will now have brains and be as mobile connected as you are

Crypto - can communities celebrate financiang their own most urgent sustainability cooperations? if they dont who wil?

Cyber >> Drone - opportunities and threats of public spaces- first in spaces like the arctic circle if we dont use drones we will get no warning before the big meltdown

-the mkist memorable western campus event i attended in 2010s was tufts colllaboratory summit convened mainly by arctic circle youth under 25; 

one of the main debates how to help teachers in arctic circle schools empower their students to use virtual reality to visit other arctic circles schools communities; many of the changes and solutions are analogous; I am reminded by educators leading the compilation of virtual realty libraries of the DICE acronym - a reen might want to do something dangerous like climb everest, why not VR simulate that? there are impossible things a trainee doctor will never be able to travel inside a humans gut but that can be VR'd; there are catastropghic simulations - you would rid the world of bees just to test if donald is wrong about nature being more powerful than he is, you can simulate it; or the future of smart tourism may be curation of what a community is proudest of being visited for - this way ecotourism, cultural appreciation exchanges can be twinned to maximise celebration of each other- and by the way friends of the tourist can join in virtually- of corse this raises a metaverse question - that Hong Kong is leading the world on

being 100% public - good and bad hacs- note context matters - context 1 smart city context 2 isolated vilalge no moore context 3 make a huge land safe at borders

3D printing aka additive engineering

Big Data Small by market tech sector Leapfrogging

Nano cf einstein - to innovate science model more micro


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