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|Norman Macrae, Japan Order of Rising Sun with Gold Bars, CBE was a British economist, journalist and first author of internet generation (& 21st C youth economics), considered by some to have been one of the world's best forecasters when it came to economics and society -dad valued youth more than any economist or journalist or mass mediated public servant I have met- what were his methods?
Viscount Matt Ridley , long The Economist's Science editor, reminisces in 2010:on The Death of Optimism
When I joined the Economist in 1983, Norman Macrae was the deputy editor. He died last week at the age of 86. Soon after I joined the staff, a thing called a computer terminal appeared on my desk and my electric typewriter disappeared.
Mapping 3 billion new jobs- The book that launched the net generation
Around that time,
wrote a long article that became a book about the
future. It was one of the strangest things I had ever read. Celebrating boundless optimism -- Norman
. This book explores the lovely future people could have if only all democrats made the right decisions.
Integrating a weird technological vision --Eventually books, files, television programmes, computer information and telecommunications will merge. We'll have this portable object which is a television screen with first a typewriter, later a voice activator attached. Afterwards it will be minaturised so that your personal access instrument can be carried in your buttonhole, but there will be these cheap terminals around everywhere, more widely than telephones of 1984. ..
...The terminals will be used to access databases anywhere in the globe, and will become the brainworker's mobile place of work. Brainworkers, which will increasingly mean all workers, will be able to live inand innovated a fresh economic perspective
Tahiti if they want to and telecommute daily to the or New York or Tokyo office through which they work. In the satellite age
costs of transmission will not depend mainly on distance. And knowledge once
digitalised can be replicated for use anywhere almost instantly. Hamburg
online library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant
You need to look at converging 7 wonders of 10 times more economical, sustainable and heroic net generation every which way. For Norman's book looked at all of:
Leveraging optimal worldwide timing for change - back in 1984 :peace, energy, web as smart education and then smart commercial media, then cross-cultural goals then redesign banking and aid and healthcare and womens empowerment an public services and professions
Leveraging what is a regions greatest system conflict:
bangladesh : top-down aid and need to empower maximum bottom up diversity and resilience ti disasters but potentially highly fertile small land plots
Africa- need to end extraction by global corporations so find hi-trust leaders of industries africa can build iteslf
west - rotten media, pr lobbies, over-historic laws, rotten metrics as far as exponetial investment and collaboration across sub-states goes
japan and china- being celebrated by rest of world as creditor nations that need to lead worldwide youth's millennium goal investment and decisions
Leveraging gamechangers in each global market sector to integrate most massive whole truth purpose - what 7 billion people most want purpose of that sector to safely compound. Spotting ahead of time gamechangers - some of which will be last call for reversibility
Understanding how the greatest - goodwill's most multiplying heroes - of history provided clues on cross-cultural and borderless convergence. A different role for the world service public media