Scot James Wilson dies in year 2 of chartering taxes & financial services piloting Queen Victoria's vision commonwealth across india subcontinent - 112 year later fazle abed and 1billiongirls picked up where James parted; by now Economist was in 22nd year of Von Neumann AI survey ...INTEL of week 4/24 "Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI): Sending and receiving manufactured products just like sending and receiving instant messages" host UN

Latest news. from UN Guterres+30 - CEB
In tribute to 8 billion humans cooperations during covid our diary reserves 2020 for upcoming global village zoom innovations of digital futures for humanity, and we celebrate 2021 with updating aide memoire of what college students (& millennial generation & bottom of pyramid cooperation networkers) need to help the UN empower however much the establishment tries to drown them in debt or ban them from accessing the greatest brain cooperation tools to be evolving in 8th decade of Neumann AI multipliers where the analytical capacity of artificial brains outpaces the humans by many orders of magnitude but the ability of humans to advance each other and prevent extinction is only as good as the depth of data mapped
how to mix web3 for sustainability - good blockchain- good chatgpt; sdg storytellers on metaverse- daos for sdgs -eg DG4 -world class brands on 5th decade of chartering brand leaders for sustainability - at the start of 1990s we challenged 20th C media experts not to get involved with greenwashing - see the brand architecture practice we established
why not help millennials assemble AI's most exciting partnerships (2023.1 ) around the UN (2020)?

Friday, December 31, 2021

intel sdgen updated 4/20/23 - thks chatgpt & college students for humanity


Humanity’s Games Update 2023-4 update w/c 4/21 crisis of inter-generation AI

Deep10 Cooperation Development Goals for Sustainability Generation -adapted from

UN 17 SDG Building Blocks Year 8

DG1 Finance to end poverty

DG2 Agriculture, Land Rights and distribution to end last miile hunger

DG3 Last mile health so nobody (starting with youth and mothers) dies before their time

DG4 Livelihood learning for all

DG5 Valuing womens productivity as much as men and family’s sustainability as much as monetary extraction

DG6 Water & Sanitation

DG7 Solar

DG8 Millennials 3 billion new jobs as well as 1 billion old ones

DG12-9 Infrastructure worldwide mapping

DG 16-13 Peace & Natural Harmony worldwide



Sustainability’s 7 Transformational Wonders- adapted from UN2 Tech Envoy Transformational Roadmap Year 7

TW7 Changing Media – value youth-for-good UN upd march 20

TW6 Changing eeducation: eg 15 years of time human being spends action learning

TW5 Changing AI & Neumann peers. Tech for Good : currently crossroads of chatgpt as world’s biggest brain tool capable of augmenting 8 billion of us

TW4 Training places mathematicians and deeply diverse data science assignments

TW3 Public Service 2.0 : urgent intergenerational validation of transparecy exponentials of trust and safety

 TW2 Behavorally how do 8 billion beings joyfully progress rights beyond borders & inclusion within borders

 TW1 Recursion of all wonders by empowering womens kindness; celebrating local arts co-creativity

Civiisation’s 6 Eras of Communications for exponentially more trust or less trust

Web3 started 2020- whats for mixing – blockchain,  , scaling womens kindness platforms, pretrain AI generation: world’s largest brain eg chatgpt4 - to understand what 8 billion beings most need to interact -also USyear 1; Stanford 2023 -year6

Web2 started 2005 when it was clear wi-fi made personal devices (data ownership of every GPS) bigger multipliers than personal computer webbing

Web1 from 1990

Tele2 from 1945

Tele1 from 1865

Tele0 before 1865

Please note dates are when some privileged people got first chance to play. Entrepreneurial Revolution’s Open Source/Society question of Economist since 1843 and Smithian alumnini since 1758:  would leadership empower peoples to scale human advancement for all or for ever smaller insider networks?


Technical note: Throughout The Economist’s prime time as a newspaper 1843-1993 – cases showed that human advancement of tech equaled advancement on goals 1 to 5 although admittedly goal 5 was often descrobed as empowering family kindness. However between 2020-1970 the greatest of all human development miracles has been progressed by 1 Billion Girls across Asean Bangladesh and China. Until the late 1990s partnership platforms atound them networked by word of mouth and where literate by book of print ie Tele0. With mobile and solar partnership platforms have leapfroged through the communications eras unril today their intel together with accompaniment by 1 billion boys  needs to be as integral to chatgpt family of brain tools as any other quarter of humanity. This is also why we don’t see sdg17 as a goal- rather it may be overall integration of all of above. See 25th year of Von Neumann resdearch at the Economist aka Xmas 1976 Entreprenurial Revolution: Future of capitalism.

The Most Valuable Question Ever Asked

Like the early 1980s book series 2025 report dad at the economist and I co-authored, 2023’s intended final edition updates the most valuable question ever asked.

What “good” will peoples unite with more than 100 times more etch every decade 1930s to 2020s.

In 1951, my father Norman Macrae and The Economist were asked by John Von Neumann to mediate this question on behalf of the greatest web of mathematiicans:  Neumann Einstein Turing..

Through his Princeton conversations good versus bad had particular nuances to my father and von neumann . They had spent most of their minds on what they regarded the bad “nuclear bomb”. Indeed after world war even v neumann only had 12 years to work on tech ofr good. The range of mathematcs for humanity was amazing  : back from future exponential quests of way above zero sum games (including neumann’s definitions of good (above zero sum) economics and bad patents), the need to open source both computer hardware and software, how languages codes our brains. For chapter and verse,  see my father’s biography of Von Neumann. Here is a smaple og top list of concerns from each side

You could say that both Von Neumann’s and Einstein’s lives had been framed by hatred and wars. From central Europe to emigration to Prinecton East Coast of USA,

 that they want their legacy to end wars. Einstein’s conversations with Gandhi and Freud are particularly fascinating in this regard

 Notably Von Neumann talked of finding above zero-sum models such as solar and sharing life critical knowhow that can multiply value in applications unlike consuming up things

 In conversation with his wife in 1945, Neumann had been very clear about (what turned out to be0 his last 12 years purpose in 1945.

·         The energy projects we have been working on will make scientists both the most hated and wanted of peoples.

·          One day my work on the computer and tools augmenting human brains will compound even greater opportunites and risks than machine energy.

Due to serving as teenage navigator allied bomber command burma, my father had google maps of coastlines in his heads a generation ahead of other mediators. To dad they offered a different explanation of history’s accumulation of conflicts and cultural misunderstandings.  


Surviving world war 2 my father’s 2 intellectual expereinces were Keynes last class – by now as per his final chapter of general theiry keynes was concernced with the probability that a handful of economist would increasing lonk in what futures were possible; reading the centenary of The Economist atempts to help queen victoria to transfomr Epure around Commonweslth anchred round today’s  sdg 2 end hunger; sfd 1 end poverty.


There was a transparency of purpose fitting logics originated by adam smith moral/transparent systems purpose as well as intention of Scottish engineering inventions from steam engine to telephone to television. My father was deeply concerned how often leaps in communications spun corruption or blindness among the most powerful before we the peoples could innovate goods  

Both of my family trees were full of Diaspora Scots whose missionary reached bridged nEWs (north East West south).My maternal grandad was Mumbai’s chief justicc over 20 years dialogue with Gandhi with grandads last job writing up legalese of india’s independence;

My paternal grandad worked in british embassies mainly collecting intel on the threst of hitler and stalin having himself served in world war 1 when his graduate studies at Heidelberg in divinity were ended by the war;



When my father died in 2010, colleagues at The Economist published obituaries and held remembrance parties. Former Science editor Viscount Matt Ridley is typically kind but also surprising to me how little was understood of my father’s 35 years of mediation at the economist before our digital explorations

5 Videos questioning games of 8 billion beings at start of 2010s


Editors at The Economist discuss entrepreneurial revolution and why Norman Macrae supported Bangladeshi Microfinance


Future History of BBC by Norman Macrae - Unacknowledged Giant of The Economist - what could the world service broadcaster uniquely do for human race if it valued economic purpose as number 1 social business broadcaster?


At Bronx cable tv of the campus where the UN began in 1945: Rachel McCullough-Sanden, Spencer Chiimbwe, and Christopher Macrae discuss why they are organizers of the Collaboration Cafe in New York City -our man cooperation project for college year 2008/9 invites students to share 10000 dvd copies of why Bangladesh village women have antidotes to being subprimed and risking ever greatest loss of peace and even millennials being first extinction generation - why not celebrate little sisters community empowerment world not big brothers endgame?


1billiongirls (tropical Asia and the world's poorest) have twice designed the greatest economic development miracles - from 1972 through quarter of a century without electricity on any engineering from mid 1990s when mobile and solar started to connected the world's most innovative platforms for humanity- Muhammad Yunus shares his memories of what began in 1995; compare with 3 other entrepreneurial revolutionaries - the tech wizard family quadirs; the first philanthropist of mobile women George Soros, the world's most extraordinary ebd poverty cooperator Fazle Abed. Bonus ponts for those who dare to explain how Chinese village women scaled parallel human advancements from 1972 and 1995. (If you want to to be millennials sustainability generation know what happened where when - do not let today's politicians stop you from visioning history's greatest moments of human endeavor. We cannot expect the likes of chatgpt to be valid without you.


2025 report - last cooperation edition - in press 2023- if you need sneak chapters ask 

The chapters of this book will review seven systemic transformations – a slight simplification of the 9 transformations taht leadership of the UN by Guterres has brought to sensing 17 SDGs. We vision these as cooperation building blocks and will mainly address intended good solutions to them in the 10 clusters shown. In Trying to Unite 8 billion beings' behaviors around 1945's core UN goal of rights beyond borers and inclusion within borders, we will make maximum use of which of 6 era of communications are which peoples & places bridging where and when. 2025’s report in 1984 had been concerned with how the coming of web1,2,3 fitted the histories of human behaviors in tele2, tele1, tele0. Taking web3 as what communications choices we make in the 2020s can map is the overall compass of this book.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Guterres & 2021-3 the most urgent years to collaborate round UN Leadership

 The world is very lucky that Antonio Guterres is leading UN collabs 2022-2023. See his life experience curves and peoples dedication (arguably the second most dedicated servant leader in Franciscan tradition after Pope Francis - before he headed the UN he headed its refugee actions through every community with the urgent crises refugees map; previously he had led Portugal ( he knows what its is like leading a nation, and one incidentally at far end of the EU's comprehension - ed note I helped design the largest every survey of how an EU budget on a nation had been spent in the early 1990s - he was well placed to learn from PEDIP

ON the UN's 75th in 2021 Guterres launched UN2.0, and leapt forward with operational branches of UN's application of Artificial Intel and FinTech

At UNGA in 2021 , Guterres report Common Agenda has earmarked 2023 as the optimal year for the UN to host summit future - in many ways this will be a bottom up complement as cop26-cop28 rolls on. The world is also hugely fortunate that Indonesia hosts teh G20 in 2022 . How else can we help Guterres maximise leadership and grassroots mapping of sdg collaborations

Friday, December 3, 2021

g1:21 COLLABorations

 Since 2007we got some advance notice of subprime-we have merged analysis first made in 1984 with  collabs sustainability millennials research - see eg - we have been trying to map where community collaborations entrepreneurially took back control of their own future sustainability (matching work on that my dad  norman macrae first published in the economist in 1962; with support of eg romani prodi 1976 entrepreneurial revolution; and gifford pinchot intrapreneur 1982)  

urgency multiplies when you consider half-time sdgs 2022=9; guterres timeline 2023 summitfuture:

we have come to the conclusion that the way tech interacts in the 2020s with the 5 primary markets revolving round sdg1-5 times  together with  xfactors (change to green, change infrastructure/commons, where humans give control to machines to run realtime systems ie humansAI  matter most

so we will be paying particular attention to logging up zooms and diary of events round

g1 g2 g3 g4 g5 and these xfactors

we welcome collaborative recommendations


g1:21 12.1 - 

About the Webinar

After the success of M-Pesa in Kenya, mobile money leapt to the forefront of development conversations about financial access and inclusion. In the years since, digitalization has proliferated and diversified, from digital payments systems, to digital currencies backed by a central bank (CBDC), to cryptocurrencies. What does this mean for financial inclusion? Which uses of digital money can solve real access and inclusion problems, and which are techno-optimistic “solutions” in search of problems?

Join the Financial Access Initiative's Tim Ogden in conversation with Jesse McWaters, the Global Head of Regulatory Advocacy at Mastercard, to explore some basic frameworks for understanding the differences between the rapidly growing types of digital currencies. Through this session you’ll gain a better grasp of new and evolving digital means of exchange, how they interact, and what that means for pro-poor financial inclusion. 

We'll talk about how payments systems are different from digital currencies, and how digital currencies are different from cryptocurrencies. Do digital currencies fundamentally change the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion? What does crypto add (or subtract) from the story? What should you be paying attention to, what questions do you need to be asking, and what can you roll your eyes at? Then, we’ll have lots of time for you to ask questions or share your perspectives. 

Wednesday, December 15, 9:30am ET (US)
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  • Jesse McWaters, Global Heal of Regulatory Advocacy, Mastercard
  • Timothy Ogden, Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative at NYU Wagner

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

happy thanks investing

 november that was the world's learning curve on climate that was   -cop27 handover to eqypt from glasgow cop26 and kunming, g20 handover from italy to indonesia  

december here comes 3 bites at how world design learning of its younger half from  HK dec 5 qatar 3 days from dec 7 dubai 3 days from dec 12 and with uae 6 month expo - handover to japan osaka 2025

that was year 2 of covid's decade - heavens knows if we dont learn from 50 years of womens greatest 30 collaborations soon how many last chances are there?

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

 its been 4 years since I heard bankers debate as humanly consciously as this - thanks to FT's Gillian Tett for superb moderation thanks to Maldives and Philippines and Pres J

Friday, October 15, 2021

asia's quarterly update

 through 4th quarter vietnam host digital world with united nations geneva ITU


iib   octo9ber 26-28 with ---6 months uae expo and dubai indluding decemeber education's

1 November, 2021 at 8 30 AM-5 November, 2021 at 4 30 PM. 52nd STOM, 27th ASEAN Transport Ministers (ATM) Meeting and Associated Meetings. 2 November, 2021 ...

Harnessing Technology to Build Human Capital in South Asia

South Asia is among the fastest growing regions globally, with a vast human capital potential. By 2030, it will be home to over a quarter of world’s working adults. Despite the potential, the region faces persistent human capital deficits—one out of every three children is stunted here, and four out 100 do not live beyond the age of five

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

3 virtual summits in one week - bllomberg live global investment; unctaf15 with barbdaos; yidan prize with cambridge

yidan  princess Laurentien, UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy and Development 4.1 and 4.5

and Director, Yidan Prize Foundation- she is speaking tomorrow ie thursday at cambridge-yidan


UNCTAD15: An urgent call for action to avoid global failure

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    Bloomberg Invest Global
    October 5-7, 2021
    see youtube bloomberg - our lessons are at

    About the Event

    Even as a vaccine light at the end of the pandemic tunnel grows brighter every day, institutional investors are still predicting significant headwinds in the near term as social, political and economic upheaval continues to dominate headlines and roil markets. The economic effects of the pandemic in many ways significantly altered the financial landscape that faced investors at the beginning of 2020, and while the core issues—fee pressures, low rates, volatility—have not fundamentally changed, they have been greatly exacerbated. But among the uncertainty lies opportunity. Even as many investors begin 2021 in defensive postures, there is a case to be made that those who adopt aggressive, active postures throughout the year may be best positioned to benefit the most from any significant economic rebounds. An increased risk appetite could mean outsized returns for those with the mettle to put money to work in sectors such as emerging market equities and alternatives, including Bitcoin, private debt and private equity. At this year’s Bloomberg Invest Global we will again focus on the key issues driving institutional investment strategies, offering valuable insights from top investors on how smart money can safely navigate an uncertain and risky environment. We’ll take the measure of the recovery and put 2021’s most popular strategies under the microscope to see what has worked and what hasn’t as we look ahead to 2022.


    Economic recovery

    Despite robust growth through the first two quarters of this year, the economic effects of the pandemic continue to be a drag on significant sectors as demand has outstripped supply slowing growth. When will the world return to pre-pandemic levels and how long will it take to get there?

    Policy matters more than ever

    From pandemic response to stimulus efforts, policy makers received mixed reviews in 2020, but one thing seems certain—politics might dominate the headlines but it’s going to be policy that drives prosperity into the future.

    The test for active

    While 2020 did not necessarily produce the outperformance many active managers had hoped for, despite the predictions proponents made regarding the importance of active management during the crisis, neither did 2020 put a nail in active’s coffin. With negative interest rates and volatility top of mind for many investors, there is still room and time for active managers to adjust strategies to outperform their passive counterparts.

    Bitcoin: The Trillion Dollar

    Despite ongoing volatility and a lack of general understanding of BTC as an asset class, there is no denying that Bitcoin is at least on the minds of every major investor in 2021. As Bitcoin’s market capitalization steadily inches toward $1 trillion USD, the otherworldly returns and the beginnings of institutional frameworks for custodianship and regulation are giving the world’s leading digital currency much-needed heft when it comes to convincing the markets’ biggest players of its staying power.

    The hunt for yield and

    Even as defensive positions will likely rule the day, the hunt for yield will dictate new tactics when it comes to allocations. A trim in U.S. equities could mean more money to allocate to emerging market, European, and Asian stocks. Likewise, fixed income portfolios might see an increase in ESG/green bonds to offset potential negative rates; and alternatives could also see a boost as investments in private equity, private debt, infrastructure, gold, and cryptocurrencies.

    Equity strategy

    Time will tell whether a focus on value, small cap and emerging markets will be a winning formula for 2021, but indicators point to strengthening performance amid rising allocations to riskier segments of the equity market as risk tolerance grows, backed by stronger earnings momentum and easing macro pressures.