WHERE GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY STARTED- Golden Rule Religions eg Year 0; Old world seeks new world c1490; start of engines Glasgow 1760??? , fusion of electricity and tele starting with telex 1865 ITU ...?
The Economist was founded 1843 by Scot James Wilso to mediate Londoner's specifically round goal 2 ending starvation , goal 1 ending poverty. Scots as you may know are a weird non-nation in the far north (80% Diaspora living outside scotland) - a place not found in United Nations or EU maps (even before the EU denied UK as win-win trader in spite of UK support 1939-1955 before EU existed but troubled continental europe had spun 2 world wars)-
Open Mapping worldwide systems became our family's niche: my dad norman from previously 4 generation of scottish missionaries spent his last days as teen as navigator allied bomber command burma; lucky to survive he was in keynes' ;last class; then curated round the economist 1843-1943 by its centenaty auo biograpger Sir Geoffrey Crowther; while seconded from London - von neumann asked dad to teach Economist Jourmalists biggest scoop -what to do iwih 100 times more tech per decade 1935-2025; fdad's first main gig for Q100*: being only journalist at Messina bourt of EU ... (you can see in the 1960s 8 nations chosen for all hemispeheres whose futures he surveyed and JFK's seconding of the joy of finding 1962 that Japan was evolving Asia Risng models for the majority of people Asians who up tro that point had moslt never seen electricity. It was the elevctrifiable triad jpapan, kiorea south, taiwan that soon opened world trade all down the far east coast line HK, singapore; a speciality was minutarisation ; intels's laregst ever order came from a japanse calculator manufactured prompting gordon moores law of programmable silicon chips...
As about 0.25% of 2020s earth's 8 billion peoples we dont shout much over contributions to advancing the human lot however proud this makes as place/space contributing to human-tech good- be your collaboration friends: adam smith's moral trade maps, watt's first engine, alexander bell first telephone, fleming's first penicillin. logie baird's first television - all techs we primarily open sourced in case the world of sustainable humanity valued leaping forward with win-wins round any of these innovation
so what if any roles can scots serve in these 2020s as we all interact millennials' last ever chance - first sustainability or first extinction generation?
update july 2022