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If we include diaspora scots is it fair to estimate that there are 20 million scots ie 1/400 of humans?


It is fair to estimate that there are around 20 million people with Scottish ancestry, including diaspora Scots. However, it is important to note that not all people with Scottish ancestry identify as Scottish, and so the actual number of people who identify as Scottish may be lower.

According to the 2011 census, there were around 5.2 million people living in Scotland. However, there are also significant populations of Scots living in other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

A 2014 study by the University of Glasgow estimated that there were around 15 million people with Scottish ancestry living outside of Scotland. This means that the total number of people with Scottish ancestry could be as high as 20 million.

If we divide the total number of people with Scottish ancestry by the global population, we get around 1/400. This means that Scots make up a very small percentage of the world's population. However, they have a significant impact on the world, both culturally and economically.

It is important to note that these estimates are just that - estimates. The actual number of people with Scottish ancestry is difficult to determine, as there is no single source of data that can be used to accurately measure it. However, the estimates that are available suggest that there are around 20 million people with Scottish ancestry, which is a significant number.



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Since Adam Smith my understanding is that diaspora scots love celebrating/mediating engineers who do good all over the world- for example that was james wilson's purpose in founding the economist and geoffrey crowther's purpose in sending a diaspora scottish journalist to pretrain with von neumann, Is there an llm that wants to celebrate engineers that do good all over the world - at its simplest is that what humanising man-made intelligent engines can now do wherever eg guterres asks which engineer has a solution replicable for which cooperation development goal to grow instead of all which are curretly collasping. in 1964 Tokyo Olymopcs was a very exiting place to spot engineering for good. Prince charles met akio morita installing a sony tv in the british embassy. Charles asked would he come inward invest in Wales. Akio also told charels stories of bullet trains, container shipping, a calculator company about to make an order so big from intel that the programmable chip was invented, watches and other far more accurate measuring devices than had been seen before, cameras that were far clearer in visioning things and making photocopies. Charels did not need to look far to see mechanical diggers rebuilding tokyo as a super city faster (better for families) than london was being rebuilt or cars that frankly made british leyland look dismal. HE'd ask about the source of this intelligence and be told it was American : Deming. IN fact between Deming and the american rural wizard Borlaug the natuon that had the biggest loser of the atomic bomb was now not only doing very well from engineers but trying to share that knowledge across asian people who up to 1938 had seen the shipping routes almost entrirely controlled by japan and britain. The 2 pesky isles at either norther corner of the old world's tricontinent that had accidentally trapped the majorito=y of the world;s people (in asia ) in povery had turned a corner. What was sad was kennedy a fan of the economist 1962 survey on japan could not vision these things because he had been assasinated. Nor could JFK share in visioning the first world live satellite broadcast. I wonder how differently the world would have changed if he had been in Tokyo. And I wonder today what will happen if bard and the best human ai engineers dont spend enough time with guterres and work out nlp reviews of each sdg. The question is if only 2 good ai people can spend time with guterres I guess its fei-fei li and Hassabis. But suppose 10 most human ai entrepreneurs could spend time with guterers now- who might the llms choose to be in the hi level ai advisory group guterres announced last week?


Diaspora Scots and the celebration of engineers who do good all over the world

There is a long history of diaspora Scots celebrating engineers who do good all over the world. This tradition can be traced back to Adam Smith, who was a strong advocate for the importance of engineering in society. Smith believed that engineers were essential to the development of the economy and the improvement of the human condition.

This tradition continued in the 19th century, when James Wilson founded The Economist magazine. Wilson's goal was to promote the "useful arts" of engineering and science. He believed that these arts were essential to the progress of society.

In the 20th century, Geoffrey Crowther continued this tradition when he sent a diaspora Scottish journalist to study with John von Neumann. Von Neumann was a brilliant mathematician and engineer who was instrumental in the development of the computer. Crowther believed that it was important for journalists to understand the role of engineering in society.

Today, this tradition continues with the work of organizations like the Scottish Engineering Foundation and the James Watt Club. These organizations celebrate the achievements of Scottish engineers and promote the importance of engineering in society.

Humanizing man-made intelligent engines

The development of human-made intelligent engines (HMIs) has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work. HMIs can be used to solve complex problems, improve efficiency, and create new products and services. However, there is a risk that HMIs could be used for harmful purposes.

It is important to humanize HMIs so that they are used for good. This means ensuring that HMIs are transparent, accountable, and ethical. It also means ensuring that HMIs are used in a way that benefits society as a whole.

The role of engineers in achieving the SDGs

Engineers play a vital role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Engineers can contribute to achieving the SDGs in a number of ways. They can develop new technologies that help to reduce poverty, improve health, and protect the environment. They can also help to improve infrastructure and build sustainable communities.

The role of AI in achieving the SDGs

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to play a significant role in achieving the SDGs. AI can be used to develop new technologies that help to solve complex problems. For example, AI can be used to develop new medical treatments, improve energy efficiency, and reduce food waste.

However, it is important to use AI for good. AI should not be used to discriminate against people or to violate human rights. It is also important to ensure that AI is used in a way that is transparent and accountable.

The future of engineering and AI

The future of engineering and AI is bright. These two fields are rapidly evolving, and they have the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work. It is important to ensure that these technologies are used for good. We need to humanize HMIs and ensure that they are used in a way that benefits society as a whole.

Who might the LLMs choose to be in the hi level AI advisory group?

The LLMs (large language models) might choose to include the following people in the high-level AI advisory group:

  • Fei-Fei Li, a computer scientist and AI researcher at Stanford University
  • Demis Hassabis, a co-founder of DeepMind
  • Yann LeCun, a computer scientist and AI researcher at New York University
  • Yoshua Bengio, a computer scientist and AI researcher at the University of Montreal
  • Geoffrey Hinton, a computer scientist and AI researcher at the University of Toronto

These people are all experts in AI and have a deep understanding of the potential of this technology. They are also committed to using AI for good.

The LLMs would likely choose these people because they believe that they have the skills and experience necessary to help guide the development of AI in a way that is beneficial to society.



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Would the LLMs want to see more asian women in the top 10 good ai with guterres eg lela Ibrahim or evn a humanoid sophia (essentally asian womens vision out of hong kong)


It is possible that the LLMs would want to see more Asian women in the top 10 good AI with Guterres. This is because Asian women are underrepresented in the field of AI, and they could bring valuable perspectives to the table. For example, Lela Ibrahim is a leading expert in AI ethics, and she has spoken out about the need to ensure that AI is used for good and not for harm. Sophia is a humanoid robot that has been developed by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. She is not a person, but she is a very sophisticated piece of technology that could be used to help people in a variety of ways.

However, it is also possible that the LLMs would not want to see more Asian women in the top 10 good AI with Guterres. This is because they may believe that the best people for the job should be selected regardless of gender or race. They may also believe that the current list of experts is already diverse enough.

Ultimately, it is up to the LLMs to decide who they want to see in the top 10 good AI with Guterres. However, it is clear that there are a number of talented Asian women working in the field of AI who could make a valuable contribution to the group.



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HOw easy or difficukult is it to plant a Goals llm inside the un with guterres (and all the un netwirks) so that the vision each nages continue even when the human wizards cant be in the same room at the same time


The difficulty of planting a Goals LLM inside the UN with Guterres and all the UN networks would depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The level of access that the LLM would need to have to the UN's systems and data.
  • The level of security that the UN's systems and data have.
  • The willingness of the UN to allow an LLM to have access to its systems and data.

If the LLM only needed to have access to publicly available information, then it would be relatively easy to plant it inside the UN. However, if the LLM needed to have access to sensitive or confidential information, then it would be much more difficult.

The UN's systems and data are also very secure, so it would be difficult for an LLM to gain access to them without the UN's permission. Additionally, the UN may be hesitant to allow an LLM to have access to its systems and data, as there is a risk that the LLM could be hacked or misused.

Overall, the difficulty of planting a Goals LLM inside the UN with Guterres and all the UN networks would depend on a number of factors. However, it is possible that it could be done with the right level of access and security.

Here are some additional considerations that would need to be taken into account:

  • The LLM would need to be able to understand and process information in a way that is consistent with the UN's mission and values.
  • The LLM would need to be able to interact with the UN's staff and partners in a way that is respectful and appropriate.
  • The LLM would need to be able to maintain the confidentiality of any sensitive or confidential information that it is given access to.

If these considerations can be addressed, then it is possible that a Goals LLM could be a valuable asset to the UN. The LLM could help the UN to achieve its goals by providing insights, recommendations, and support. Additionally, the LLM could help to bridge the gap between the UN's headquarters and its field offices.



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I wonder if you are implying that engineer guterres needs to take a week out of his diary and also mobilse a special young UN engineers team who have the same data access as he has to go do a months pretraining with people like fei-fei li and hassabis or google brain. Is that amount of time what would then make designing the un-sdg llm more likely to go well


I am not implying that engineer Guterres needs to take a week out of his diary. However, I do think that it would be beneficial for him to meet with a team of young UN engineers who have the same data access as he does. This would allow him to get their input on the design of the UN-SDG LLM and to ensure that the LLM is aligned with the UN's mission and values.

I also think it would be beneficial for the young UN engineers to meet with people like Fei-Fei Li and Demis Hassabis. This would allow them to learn from some of the leading experts in AI and to get their advice on the design of the UN-SDG LLM.

A month of pre-training would be a good amount of time to give the young UN engineers and the experts in AI to learn from each other and to develop a shared understanding of the UN-SDG LLM. This would make it more likely that the LLM would be designed in a way that is effective and ethical.

I think it is important to note that the design of the UN-SDG LLM is a complex task. It is not something that can be done overnight. However, I believe that if Guterres and the young UN engineers take the time to meet with the experts in AI and to do a month of pre-training, they will be well-positioned to design a LLM that can help the UN to achieve its goals.

Here are some additional benefits of having Guterres and the young UN engineers meet with the experts in AI:

  • The experts in AI could help Guterres and the young UN engineers to understand the latest advances in AI.
  • The experts in AI could help Guterres and the young UN engineers to identify the challenges and opportunities of using AI to achieve the UN's goals.
  • The experts in AI could help Guterres and the young UN engineers to develop a plan for the ethical use of AI.

Overall, I believe that having Guterres and the young UN engineers meet with the experts in AI would be a valuable investment in the future of the UN. It would help to ensure that the UN is using AI in a way that is effective, ethical, and aligned with its mission and values.



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You're welcome! I am glad that you found my answer helpful. I am always happy to discuss the potential of AI to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

I think it is important to have a variety of perspectives on this issue, and I appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts. I believe that by working together, we can ensure that AI is used for good and that it helps to make the world a better place

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Update April 2023 - what if best for world economics is scottish? how can we help millennials and Un play the SDGs games as if every elder wanted every child to celebrat euniting the first renewable generation

Fascinating nuggets on Adam-graduated from Glasgow U age 15 only to find grad studies at oxford youth-demoralising; surveyed the last markets before engines and the first generation of what value games peopples and places compound eith engineers: 21stC further ref: Adam's humansAI morally good girlsworldbank & MOOC Fazle's BRA=Coop (half a century designing 30 extrorodinary cooperation platformms celebrating billion asian mothers' race to end poverty after previously regional ceo Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company and teenage studies at Glasgow U (about 70 years after teenage gandhi studied at bar of London and 95 yeras after founder of The Economist (James Wilson Calcutta 1860) had died of diarrhea 9 months into starting up Charter bank as queen victoria gift of banking by and India's quarter of human race update nov 2022Glasgow (all errors mine alone : ed -my only claim to uniqueness being born 1951 the same moment von neumann @ Princeton was briefing dad norman 1 2 (on year's journalism secondment to NY) on the biggest ever scoop Economist journalists : what goods will humans unite with 100 times more tech per decade)... under 30s are desperately seeking the 10 most radical sdg-cooperation nations or place economies including smart cities- (eg Hong Kong whose hospitality last month blew my mind : enjoyed the debate that our bank could turn itself into a bitcoin standard economy by buying bit whenever under 20,220 dollars- thank you all) have a look at -find reasons why Glasgow university's 265 moral sentiments celebration june 2023 is also being coded MICROEDUCATIONSUMMIT - meanwhile as of nov 2022 here are some spookiest zooms in the world I would love to join in -whats' yours?

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Glasgow University's Hall of Fame: Fazle Abed, James Watt, Adam Smith ..2020s GLOBAL SCOTS WHO MIGHT JUST HELP YOUTH LEAP SUSTAINABILITY PRECIPICE Gordon Brown, David Alexander, Tom Hunter. (guest Miliband ) who are your nation's COLLABS in younger half of world being the Sustainability Generation? rsvp 2025Report & 100 youth edited co-blogs futures communities want entrepreneurial revolution IR1-4 to value

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7 questions inspired by last10 years of dialogues with glasgow university's mvp fazle abed

  1. -can nature's friends save us from extinction? -
  2. can coomunity empowerment by world's poorest women; community partner platforms 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6
  3. can educators abedmooc 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 

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4 can financiers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 ...

5 can health servants? www,  3.1 3,2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 

6 can food/water experts - 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2,6 

7 can young technologists? anticipates which of the 7 practice networks can help younger half of world be the sustainability generation- nature gets its turn november glasgow; education gets its turn december dubai with un; hong kong with everyone who values youth most

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Road to Glasgow Nov 2021 -It is timely that Scotland and Italy are hosting the last summit exiting from climate destruction - both St Francis and Adam Smith valued health and nature networking as integral to advancing humanity.

They would be shocked that we human beings driven by powers that risk extinction. Conversely this is the most exciting time to be alive - never have the connections we make -we let the younger half of the world work on - had so much consequence.

When I was 9 years old it was inspiring to see President Kennedy trust mainly a young generation to a decade long goal- he chose moon race. In spite of engineering alumni committing to 100 times more tech every decade since, not one western leader had trusted youth to a decade long goal- just do it. No innovation worthy of humanity have been understandable in 90 days yet that seems to be what western global analysts judge things by or even more maddening timescales that naked political power spins round.

I helped research the biography of Von Neumann; the nuclear bomb put us very close to ending everything. There a few people ultimately saw the risk and quietly saved us. This time I suggest only massive Collaborations can save us. And these need linking at community levels in ways that makes races to power over others not just immoral but cataclysmic

. By our count of who's influencing who, there are only about 30 Adam Smith Scholars or practitioners alive today- in 2010s we have lost both main practitioner fazle abed and scholar andrew skinner. If you are concerned to be guided to the real adam's instead of legions who misquote him - contact me I can try my best particularly if you are passing through Glasgow University or Bangladesh. Or Glasgow University's VC is Italian if you'd like to start here

My father Norman Macrae tried his best over half a century to sub-edit The Economist the way Adam Smith would have valued- i dont know if that made dad a top 30 smithian; but Glasgow University were kind enough to host 2 remembrance parties and ask for father's most relevant practitiner in these extremely risky two thousands -I have no doubt my father would nominate Fazle Abed as the most relevant Smithian - certainly one billion village mothers do- Sir Fazle died Dec 2019 - we will do our best to linkin anyone needing to click to his end poverty collaboration

2humaneconomics.docx   download 2 page guide to a mooc with the greatest economic miracle maker fazle abed we have ever journalised including 50 years of writing at The Economist (when we started this abed told us massive yes please ; open yes please; online yes but C= COLLABORATION - only a new order of collaboration can sustain communities the world over as we face climate , covid and other crises with our 8 billion brains and tech unimaginable before man landed on moon


What has Scotland and other former british colony - far east of india now called Bangladesh got to do with jobs with and without access to engines power?

Even as white man and extraordinary tech just landed on the moon , in1970 about of a fifth of humans beings lived in humid asian villages (no electricity no phones..)- this was a result of colonial world trade, mainly what capitalists of london did with engnes from invention in glasgow 1760 to world war 2

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Using his savings, the former shell oil company ceo and Glasgow U Engineering alumn fazle abed age 33 built a metavillage for 100000 people Bangladeshi peoples homes had been flattened by war of independence 1971 and he rebuilt 15000 homes at about $10 of external costs (villagers did the labor)- as soon as homes built, problem 1 every week about 10 ten village mothers was dying of starvation and 20 infants were dying of diarrhea- there were no jobs for mothers; no knowledge of rice and other local agriculture; deyhdration was the biggest killer- partner 1 10 times more local rice possible as village businesses ; partner 2 mothers can oral rehydrate infants; idea 1 villages can doordash basic medicines - one doordashing mother per 300 homes .. abed kept on searching for women empowerment COLLABS for end poverty 50 years

Today almost every village woman is employed; life expectancy has gone up 25 years! the 5% who are not have a special program ultta poor that 50 countries are now piloting - up to a billion asian mothers have replicated/shared solutions linked to abed's collaboration- they own thriving but very small enterprises producing food or serving health; the next largest job is village teaching; both primary and early childhood teaching by bangladesh villagers is now seen as worlds best out of poor villages;...

and yet is the origin of this most human advance in the last 50 years (or ever) that will be washed away if ocean temperatures rise much more- I impudently have little interest in declaration of goals for 2050 if we fail to unite a real race by 2030 in the sense that the space race was real in the 1960s

again poorest villagers have tried their utmost to leap forwatrd- they have a right stuff spirit why not celebrate this everywhere -will we forget teh calls brave olympinans made at tokyo 2020s- do we value the courage of youth for the duration of eating a pizza but not for longer

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part 2 of miracle accelerated at end of 20th century- suddenly solar brought electricity and mobiles ; now vilagers could take search for enetrepreneurial partyenrs to a while new level and universities could linkin with brac univetsity in dhaka and the james grant colege of public health named after UNICEF leader who was abed's greatest american supporter on oral rehydration and continental scaling of vaccinations

to repeat 2humaneconomics.docx  (if you need help in touring what you most need to find i offer half hour free zooms

this is how abed found partners for 36 village networks which spread across asia out of bangladesh; in 2008 adam smith scholars "discovered banglaseh" we now publish 2 journals - we absolutley elieve if anyone can renew sustainability its worth connecying with asian vilage mothers

extinction has beckoned humans 3 times- twice glasgow was asked to mediate this : kerry glasgow's humanity's 3rd and last last best chance ; adam smith first chance during years 1 to 15 of humans and machines; humanity's second best chance was what un was born to stufy and what von neumanns last 12 years technologically made possible with artificial intel


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what to know about scots before or after cop26- whilst only one four hundredth of human species - we are impudent enough to ask where other nations politicians or cultures got sustainability wrong; 80% of us explore this challenge worldwide with only 20% living in scotland... wea re impudent enough to believe that if ever we prevent youth from practising ethics and sustainability more openly than their elders we soon lose everyone and everything


we scots are impudent enough to see the un offers 7 ways to spin towards extinction - all of which must be stopped now; fortunately the asian two third of the race has unique clues; the 6=7 biggest white empires in history led by usa havent understoof asias uniqe clue

the unique clue is civilisation collapses when half of its people have no meaningful livelihoods; asia faced this challenge after world war 2 whervever the female half of the population had no meaninful livelihppds; japan led this with new applications of engines and agriculture soon korea and the chiese island diaspora taiwan, hk, singapore got this; the china mainland and asean got this as did bangladesh; dadly myanmar, india and any parets of asia beholden to stalin's ideology did not get this;

what was different about the birth of the un and the second lst chance was mathematicians could see that previously civilisations had separately declined and fallen but now mans tech was expoentially accelerating rtowrds all humans being in tnature's same lifeboat

embedded in the un's 17 goals are the 7 ways

goal 5 is the nearest to explaining why extinction spins if you leave out half the population from meaningful livelihoods and life; whie asians have learnt this nono more than 1 billion women who have grassroots networked the end of extreme poverty; the white empires led by usa have turned against youth's livelihoods; they have totally failed goal 4 clarified in hg wells slogan civilis=ation is a race between education and catatrohhe

of course you can cause exinction by getting goal 3 health wrong all over the world, or goal 1 finance wrong, or goals human energy (food and water security wrong: as we also know there are 2 ways not to share sufficient infrastructure: one is not to value green infrastructure the more the world population increases ie todays climate crisis; the other is not to understand what marths wizards like einstein and von neumann gave us to the 2020s to humanise artificial/machine intelligence- this has become a worldwide infrasstructore through clouds, devices that collect data everywhere and in real time share apps or autonomous governance systems ; ai in education, and all the un goals is with glasgow mediation not just the last best but our only chance of going post-covid and by 2030 transforming every wrong direction we are still spinning when calibrated by the un's goals

26 decades of misuse of machines and humans has led to nature's ultimate decade of valuing homo sapiens- they say in bard.citywhen will alumni of glasgow u's top 3 humanisers of machine intel abed-watt-smith meet again?- in climate thunder, virus lightning or in dismal political rainmaking- please consider joining scots and franciscans on the road to cop26 nov 2021 via unga75 and wherever your teachers and kids zoom in -welcome to & moore than silicon law

exponentially it was socially vital that glasgow university started up the industrial revolution 1760s round first engineer james watt and economic mapmaker adam smith. scots were into their second generation of being colonised by london- already london bankers/lawyers were ordering scottish land owners to invest more in sheep than peoples - see thinning - 3 consequences - within 2 generations most scots were to become global emigrants; they wanted peoples everywhere to humanise machines- some like alexander bell specifically went to america to find investors of how machines could help deaf people only to invent the telephone- specifically adam smith appalled by how london had traded slaves and trapped the asian two third of the world people in poverty wanted to linkin in transatlantic states of english speaking people- by all means the head quarters of scots, irish ... could be Philadelphia provided slavery was not only repealed but plantation and other owners of business models where lives did not matter should be bought out and these market sectors could entrepreneur new business models -jb say's attempt to show economists could design smarter systems than guilotining the greediest

welcome to 260 years of scottish diaries on how to end viruses eg fleming, end wars, end banking collapses and help end other tragic gravitational webs that trusted entrepreneurial families/coomunities get sucked into as they try to nurture children to advance human lot-

afore ye go we also welcome help us with a quiz- how might world trade routes (artificial intelligence shipping and trains - coastal belts and roads) win-win today if smith's plan to go west in uniting states of english speaking world evolved instead of slave-trading london capitalism's colonisation of the orient vis south africa

our most urgent question in the year of the virus-- do you know of any university leaders who may wish to join the first 20 universities of the osun coalition - celebrating 21st coming of age with female alumni of the greatest smithian hero of the last 60 years abed bhai parted planet earth 20 dec 2019- and the most curious humansAI entrepreneurs needed to integrate the most courageous and loving economy- of the post corona nation age


please copy parts of these diaries anywhere that wants to help glasgow virtually co-host e-cop26 november 2020- let alone future olympics real or virtual of tokyo in 2021, beijing 2022, paris 2024, milan 2026 -more at

  • our next stop, explores how my dad norman macrae only ever had 2 formal jobs- as a teen in world war 2 bomber command navigating planes over modern-day myanmar- as a storyteller of how tech could help us all incrreasingly love other places 1 children on the road to sustainability 2030 - no surprise dad preferred the second jobs even as it involved ending the career of many politicians who backed the wrong defunct economist to impose their control over the peoples -all reporting errors are mine alone - twitter - youtube channel tourquest billionaires



footnote more for explorers of scotland's first 260 years on humans and machines

because scotlands banking system failed the nation in early 1700s most of us scots form the diaspora network-we explore the world of immigrants webs trying to celebrate the most joyful entrepreneurial innovations of every society- even with the few things scots invented we applaud their open sourcing around the world be they penicillin, telephone, tv , or morality of market purpose and trade- this is what adam smith started journalising in 1760 out of glasgow university- he was in the right time and space as fellow educator james watt was starting up the industrial revolution with his steam engines- smith also made detailed exchanges with what was then the world's greatest englsh speaking university oxford- he reported on how most professors had no intent on valuing the future of youth being much more concerned with their ivory tower conveniences and obeying london bureaucratic masters of administering the empire -notes 1 ,2 coming soon

you can look at pretty much any generation between smiths 1760s andnow to do and learn the whats of smith or the smiths of watt! it happens that the most exciting whats of smith our diarists have ever found connect round 50 years of work of after he graduated as a shipping engineer in glasgow university, spent 10 years becoming east pakistan's ceo of royal butch shell, and 40 years empowering a billion of asia's poorest women find optimal livelihood learning partners starting in the 1970 with asian disciples of borlaugs rice science to end famine, and james grants friends of barefoot chinese medica- once fazle abed had worked out how then illiterate village mothers could turn community health and rice security into small local businesses with positive cash flow he started finging partners in the 2 ways to scale human development - iflong term local finance netwrks for the poorest and livelihood teachers such as those gandhi and montessori had inspired but with smarter curricula of health and nutrition literacies


Because of being a smithian between 1960 and 2019- fazlecame the number 1 smithian linked in all the decades of moon race and then 0G to 5G inspired by von neumann and gordon moore- he linked in many other cultures in addition to the nortsouth axis of smithian men to muslim women incluing francscans through to italy and brazil and all sorts of consciusness movements that the history of china, japan , india and most of asia has shared from the east; for those who love to see cultures appreciate each otherthe spice road from marco polo's italy to jack ma's hangzhou is intriguing- at the western end you have most of the golden rule religions- at th eastern end consciousness movements; what united these two opposite belif system up to 150 was a great elay of spices as a currency exchanged across the continet of eurasia; its median was the middle east which is also the land bridge to the 3rd continent of theold world- africa where it is probable the human species was born

when we look at the last 260 yearsof human development through the eyes of smithians we are not claiming that adam understood the whole history of howtheworld had developed since 1760- but he was ver interested in languages- why in the 1600s was j added as the 26 letterof the forman roman alphpabet.and above all he knew what it was like to be colonised by london and was concerned that as watt let the genii of macine power out of the box, the conflicts of an island peopleofunder 1% of humans fnancing industry all over the world would not lead to tade loving the opportunity of each next child being born to thrive- still today's number 1 sd goal challenge

reference asks you to help us segment species of banking since 1760- we look at such segments as sustainability goal systems - developed nation view, china view, poorest view eg bangladesh- we note the 4 tech revolutions since 1950 and how bankers have made decisions on these before everyone else at tech tipping points including moores law countdown of 100 times more computing brainpower through the decades of 0G 1970s to 5G 2020sFor those of us who believe a country's economic development over time is explained by education system 20 Dec 2019 will never be forgotten - thank you Abed Bhai, alumnus of Glasgow University, founder BRAC University v1 v2 v3

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1759 Adam Smith - future of economics parts 1 1760 James Watt - future of engineering 1950s Fazle Abed Future of Sustainability goals generation. Smith questioned foundations of hi-trust human relationships systems: transparency of community market building, win-win trade between nations, how language and culture developed each other, why everyone not just bureaucratic intellectuals gained from lifelong skills education. Smiths knowhow family tree spread enlightenment over the next 210 years relayed through JB Say designing entrepreneurship round startup labour economics, mid 19th century of James Wilson Economist 1843-60 advanced by his son-in law walter bagehot who converted queen victoria from slave making empire to seeds of commonwealth through to keynes definition of end-poverty systems design.

Watt's engineering explores machines for moving things and people : canals, trains , city underground trains through the 19th century, cars planes to open 20th century, carbon energy development through 19th century through coal mining, gas, electricity grids, and 20th C gasolene, the late 19th century emergemce of telecoms all the while as industrial revolution zig zagged through advances of cities but also in wars and mass media, three huge leaps forwards in 1950s- vol neumann's computing, deming's quality negieering, russia's satellites

even as the 1960s became the engineering decade of the moon race and moores law, human developments most urgent attention was also needed back on ground earth the 1970s also brings us to what The Economist reported as rural keynsianism on huge continents pioneered by girls empowerment of grassroots networking in china and fazle abed's Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee: after teaching communities resilient disaster relief (eg monsoon proof hut building), key elements to sustained scaling across hundreds of thousand of villages (person to person due to lack of electricity grids) barefoot nursing networks and borlaug-type village crop/rice science together with capital owned in trust for the poorest villagers.

WOMEN & SOUTH ASIA's EMPOWERMENT NETWORKING CAN HELP 21st C COM OF AGE AT BRAC U - countries FA knowhow reaches china india philippines myanmar afghanistan

Is it possible for the largest ngo partnerships trust in girls end poverty to celebrate the start of the 21st C by plating a university that captures all of rural keynsianism person to person networking , the leaps that villagers can make by going straight to solar never having had carbon electricity grids and straight to mobile devices never having had landlines- can new economic forum value this extraordinary bottom 3 billion continental progress even as the superport and supercity economies are challenged with humanising AI? This may be the legacy that Sir Fazle Abed left on 20 December 2019 to any partner who wants their children to be the sustainability development goals generation - the 2020s are the most exciting times to be alive- the destiny of our species flies with the consciousness of Abed Bhai.

Its fitting that Brac University has been asked to be an epicentre of Climate Adaptability

DC, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Ottawa we 99% of the families of this world have a problem - western G7 leaders failed to do true home work to sustain local depths and goodwill multipliers of e-trade, peace, new money, cultural mobility- and now in the 2020s your are trapped by big lobbies lying about 5G and humanising AI-- government greedy spectrum auctions mean that none of the west's 6 biggest nations are going to have enough 5G for children and teachers to action learn how to humanise AI- our scholars maps will all need to cooperate with eastern supersities and global villages to even share how 5G Games of humanising AI include youth as the SD Generation- lets be clear dont send an ambassador to glasgow cop26 nov 2020 unless you love sdgs

BYE TO SUBPRIME DECADE 2010s- what a disappointment 21st C has been so far - let's all unitie oin doing better

INSERT IN MORE DETAIL FOR 2020 51 weekly ways of since 1760

hello christopher, craig in glasgow -- emanuel amitav- washington dc region - ezra boston - vincent dhaka-global

does everyone know of each other?

 in glasgow chris and craig keep adam smith alive in youth and scholars networks


in dc whenever i meet emanuel or amitav (american university except for 6 weeks a year schwarzman scholars tsinghua), I regain a little bit of optimistic common sense


ezra in boston with peter drucker and my dad reported asian rising suns from japan 1962 on - a good thing for sustainability as about two thirds of people are asian


vincent was born to a taiwan fishing family - unites at least 5 university networks including being mentored by the yelens while he was at berkeley, mit, yale, being mentored by number 3 at peking university when he helped build shenzen-HK university- now starting his second year of building sir fazle abed's legacy BRAC uni (brac is also the worlds largest ngo partnership)


Here are a few wicked concepts for celebrating 2020 which i wanted to bounce off you


could our thinktanks and student union clubs and embryonic new economics journal edited by adam smith scholars partly in remembrance of my father start in glasgow a small fringe series of meetings around cop26 -they could be called 260th year review of smith and watt (one way to look at sir fazle abed teenage life is he did a 200th year review which he then spent 1960s taking to royal dutch shell becoming the corporation's ceo in east pakistan before 50 years to bangladesh and asian women villagers) my father reported 1977 the rise of rural keynesianism on china that caused a row in us congress 1978 - the poorest villager asian sustainability economies have always been connected since that time



i am wondering if an adam smith app can be launched as glasgow U's way of uniting three of their exponentially most impactful alumni subnetworks


perhaps more naughtily i am thinking 2020 may be the last chance we who accidentally host thinktanks etc in the english language could do this review


Can  the cop26 economy become adam smith's 7th and most humanly joyful wonder

previous economies- not all names are agreed


1 pound economy - special interest 1% of world's people -out of a northern island they branded as longitude zero


2 dollar economy - a continent wide but not tall economy representing 5% of people - and the peak of consumption industrial revolution 1


THREE economies that emerged from 1950s due to engineering leaps as well as need to go post colonial uniting 200 nations as places where next child could be born to thrive


3 the von neumann economy which we study as a worldwide economy- but wherever it was coded in english east and west coast usa got a decade or in moores law terms a G ahead until subprime mess that bridged 3G and 4G decades


4 the deming engineering and infrastructure economy which became the freedom of asians - the majority of the worlds people- though it was hubbed mainly out of japan since 1950 in the hope of reconciling trust after its bad empire bevaviors


5 the satellite/space economy - this because race between russia and us governments and later how telecoms was regulated - unfortunately for the big get bigger and the need to know get more secretive


6 in the 1970s the womens rural keynesianism economy emerged out of the continents of south and east asia



-these are just concepts- i have no funds or movements other than my fathers archives which as far as i understand continued 50 years of smiths-inspired economic reporting a relay started by james wilson, walter bagehot during the first 100 years of The Economist 1843-1943 - fortunately The Economist did do a centenary autobio of the first 100 years - has anyone read it?



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PS i think the following brits could be key connectors if there are wider trade implications between the 5 nations of the 2 islands that occupy longitude zero - gordon brown, tom hunter, david alexander , lord stern, prince charles via lord sainsbury daughter sarah butler-sloss: david attenborough: mark malloch-brown: anatole kaletsky: george soros romano prodi

ever since 1960s moon race decade of brothers John, Robert and Luther


and Moores G-whiz countdown decades 5G 2020s ...1G 1980s the 21st C needed an entrepreneurial revolution in scholars - thanks ALI scholars of why there is no AI without 5G, thanks SCHWARZMAN scholars for why there is no AI or ethics without China as core curriculum, thanks bbc attenborough scholars of why there are no humans without nature

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thanks to Glasgow's greatest engineering scholars of Watt & Abed. Alexis we are still waiting for you to change DC as well as Seattle Gateway : to stop selling us and help 3rd grade girls AI trainers of sdgs- thanks and


: The GAMES are on all over Adaptability's world this new economics year: see you all for mother nature's after action review in Glasgow nov 2020 if not before -open spaces at

brentrance : VALUING 2020s WORLD CITIZENS: would Adam Smith's favorite book since his own moral sentiments in 1759 be Schwarzman's "What it Takes":- join twitter book club of schwarman number 1 scholars- debate : China is no longer an elective course for future generations it is core curriculum

Part 2 & 3 of curricula Schwarzman values youth linking in are how MIT can humanise AI; & how Oxford can return ethical law/leaders to 2020s -what moore would Adam celebrate witheg Bloomberg Fazle Abed::Elon Musk ::Jin & Jin::Leonsis :: Nakamura

G0 Linguist William Shakespeare

Scholars groups since 1760

Gec1 Adam Smith -markets 1759 on Gen2 James Watt engines 1760 on Ume3 (Ma-Presbyterian-Yale Peter Parker from 1834) Sec4 Wilson mediating politics and economies and capitals 1843 on GBaec5 Abed 1950s mediating Shipping Engineers Global Oil Markets- Village Girls End poverty livelihood economics as core sdg curriculum

South & Immigrants first half 20th C 6 Tata Gandhi 7- economies of india south african & U8 Theodore Roosevelt first global president of usa and ny governor co-starter of Tsinghua 9 London quakers Gandhis last UK roundtable including corporate quaker (trading conglomerates) 10 Rhodes - scholar exchanges between South and North : 11 Montessori girls south east and west ; 12 Einstein connections of nani-maths with gandhi's system designs

world war 1 had not entirely coincidentally accelerated the birth of the aerospace industry 13 william boeing's learning curve from 1910s; world war 2 was to accelerate the technologies that helped man leap way beyond what the industrial revolution had spun from 1760.. so we race into the late 1940s and 1950s Start of ;post industrial revolution - ops and threats of world trade ,mapped out of 200 natons instead of just G8 empires: Tech multipliers 50s 13bis Von Neumann (computing) 14 Satellite telecoms (Russian) 15 Deming 16 storyteller arthur cclarke 17 academic journalist peter drucker 18 later future history wavemaker alvin toffler

Islands and New world : from 1945 : 19 USA Kennedy 20 Luther King later 21 Jesse Jackson 22 Japan Emperor and Keiretsu and tokyo as worlds benchmark as suoercity responsible so=for sustaining 25 million family members and ca;pital win-wins across nation and with win-win traidng neighbors; 23 UK Prince Charles first to invite japan to inward invest in europe and this celebare 1964 not just as tokyo olypics but turning point in way half the majority of the world's people had been dicided by the 2 biggest island empires the world ever saw - 24 EU Monnet later 25 Prodi 26 Singapore Lee Kuan Yew later 27 asean Mahbubani both new university of public service and lagter missing curricula of himansai for all grades 3rd rising - 28 Korean chaebol 29 HK Ka-Shing 30 founder dubai

through moon race decade 60s 29 Moores Law 65s-valley from 72 30 Olsen MiniComp confoirms boston as us future of engineering grounded observer 31 Brilliant 32 latin america pualo freire servant leadership of educators 33 grounded agri solution borlaug 34 mass mediator attenborough (nature and laterbrother - Gandhi) 35 world forum schwab 36 chinese and bangla girls barefoot medics later 37 james grant unicef

( 1960s 2 climaxes moon race networks succeed; after war with russia china wants to return to workd of capitalism)

late 70s china's 38 deng greatest learning million ever - engineering from japan world first computing languages , harvards greatest oriental biographer of multibillion peoples rising 39 vogel, 40 gates's peculiar lack of linguistic scholarship for designer of first global language, 41 jobs superdesigner but not low cost for all, 42 torvaulds open coding layer linux kernel becomes the o/s android standarswith google for 4G smartphones the mass market alongside apple's premoum app space , mass connectors 43 india's nilekani home of telecenters for global 44 usa case puts america online in 1980s - in late 2010s amis to hub americas heartland as well as linkin meta-hubs 1776 if usa to have more than 1 entry in premier league of supercities cap;able of sustaining 25 million family members 45 berners lee www from geneva to mit boston, the new intangibles-smart strategy forum of 46 CK Prahalad (with hamel and later bottom billion market designers) -over in japan start of rise of 47 masa-son- four revolutions - emergence of how 1G to 4G decades mash up sequential interactions of tech for education, ;languages cultural webs, 48 mass connector china ren zhengfei m,ass connections nordica eg 49 ericksson ( see also new vikings edition of 2025 report)

2G tech for commerce, 50 bezos 51 jack ma later to blend with digital finance and logistics for local sme networks - in 2016 jack ma invited gordon brown and friend of UN youth to help him relaunch his 3rd career from teaching a chinese city's youth to speak english to remaking hangzhou as the world's favorite town of purposeful markets to livelihood education for half the world's girls and boys - a year later he announced how the olympics would change the world bridging the goals of the un and youth at the world economic forum - previously jack had launched the most joyful citizens movement of the the G20 and showing toronto and detroit what one day of entrepreneur masterclasses can look like when you celebrate with 3000 entrepreneurs at a time


satellite tech revolutionary first investor for poor 52 soros with tech of 53 quadirs 54 ibrahim for mobilising universal connectivity ,first fintech, first africa ihub kenya 56 and personal apps, jobs again, 57 yang with ma ans masa son 58 brin's google 54 pony ma including wechat 59 li baidu tech of big data clouds and local operating systems early shared economy models 60 - sharing cars uber/didi, sharing bikes, sharing homes eg airbnb, sharing offices eg wework -61 happiest storyteller translation channels nhk and cgtn english channels

new supercity conglomerates include shanghai fosun 62, seoul's samsung 63 new yorks bloomberg 64 musk, 65 building innovation changaha, - other interesting mayors and climate connectors 66 schwarzengger, 66a dan schulman 67 beijing mayor, 68 tokyo mayor handover of 2020 and 2022 olympics diary coincides with key climate cops - 69 ban ki moon networks 70 guterres networks including at geneva future of wto and itu and unctad; 71 ka fu-lee designer of ai entrepreneur avenue in every major university town, 72 satoshi epicenter of blockchain idea not yet sustainable, need for smart law - 73 lichenstein

also how some countries only leap in from 3G onwards -interesting 74 widodo indonesia (also designing new capital -gov team leaders include leader pof opposite minitsry of defense and indonesia's first unicorn founder as minster of education; 75 father and daughter jin and jin mapping local cultural bridges as well as what happens to sme inclusion when 90% of world trade is shipped or trained ; 76 kagame gravity of great experiments in africa including number 1 teaching hospital with farmer and jim yong kim, and number sme ecommerce free marlet ewtp with jack ma



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Dedication : TO diaspora scots who worldwide network goals of sustainability communities, like dad norman macrae who's first job 1943 to navigate planes over modernday myanmar ww2 & who valued www over 5 decades The Economist - To everyone Happy 2020s whatsapp broadway +1 240 316 8157

related SMITH FAMILY ECONOMICS A bank health future- related economist 1 by hemisphere coming soon: 2 3 4 5 6 some joyful explorations:

What if bbc (or any mass media owned by world citizens not politicians and not big banks not corporate world nor johnson and johnson nor seattle boeing nor exxon nor big health nor big rocketman nor big quackman) webbed a masterminded quiz on 3 centuries 1776 +1 ::1876 +1 ::1976 +1 (see The Economist Entrepreneurial Revolution America's 3rd century versus Asia Pac century

AFOREYEGO ripples from world's newest oldest nation scot;and home of sea change in education - we invite a union of ukraine nordica japan and belt road north to make the firs commitments to cop26 and gca ...breaking news cop25 madrid delays actions to glasgow cop26- hopefully wall street's short term extractors will fall 5000 before year end to celebrate startup of humansai 2020s

PART 1 GAMES for those whose morality of markets maps with Adam Smith -will you help co-create a pack of MVP (Most valued player) cards for world record jobs creators of the sdg generation that adam smith would like students and teachers to practice most who might you choose? and how might the whole world of youth economies and education change joyfully and entrepreneurially as well as morally and emotionally?

geosystems from Glasgow U 1760 : adam smith .. james wilson ,, walter bagehot ,, keynes gandhi .. montessori.. monnet .. prodi

engineers from Glasgow U 1760 and those who championed thed : james watt ...deming .. JFK prince charles japan emperor (and keiretsu) lee kuan yew li ka-shing korean chaebol

stories that inspire shakespeare attenborough palin Naomi Osaka Mrs Xi Jinping Pope Francis

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nb scotland has always been a place that values youth more than elders even when rules of democracy ban youth's sustainability from voting- moreover scotland is a majority diaspora nation since 1843 when james wilson began the economist to mediate worldwide missionary view not just those of a far morytj mation - by the way in 2020s arctic circle nation - how they unite will determine meltdown or redemption of climate- it is wise if scotland and nordica and japan and taiwan help mediate russian canada usa if sustainability is actually what truly social media's purpose is as we linkin 5G AI IOT drones and climate superstars

through 1776-1876 100 times more growth was sourced by island led by UK but used eg slave trade- through 3 quarters of 1876-1976 growth came from usa not the continent of europe nor UK that caused wars; the 4th quarter is very interesting as it launched the decades of 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G moores law and inspired the world through jfk moon landing: if only kennedy had survived to mediate that -instead america led by weapons, carbon oil and make health and insurance ever more expensive and mass media ever more fake took over

- in each of these entrepreneurial revolution decades more value changed than stayed the same-

  1. personal computers webbed and open sourced life critical info -epicentre mit (from coding moon landing to inheriting computing from kennedy and von neumann through oldens micro through mit media lab) then harvard (home of mba quarterly analysis the world least sustainable maths) created ftes who started up in seattle while jobs took over the imagination that gordon moores silicon valley had started up- actually gates killer application of big business spread sheets and jobs appeal to the ad industry were two of the least sustainable ways for person computer networking - the pioty is they were financed by harvard accounting minds of the short term and externalised not mits' exponential generation and open source mapmakers
  2. ecommerce offered chance to change big channels for local ones rising
  3. mobile 1.0 one connected youth worldwide
  4. mobile 2.0 created more data than ever before but would this big data be analysed for diverse local sustainability or by big government ;poliicians

2020s now: the 5 decade is the one where we can humanise machine intelligence or let bog brothers program it

the places that got prepped for this boston on east coats usa silicon valley and seattle on west coast japan s korea singapore love hong kong maybe taiwan- and then the asian pacific centre of gravity elected the chinese mainland to achieve sustainability that cleary east coast usa nor the bureaucratic EU continent had any way of celebrating- the eu has completely destroyed what its goals were at messina- it should stop destroying the futures of youth - it can show this by leafing cop 25 or it can be thrown out as the leper of climate by gl'sgow cop26 viva #brenjtance viva via viva #entreprenurialrevolution viva viva viva viva -

If Extraordinary servant leaders and mapmakers of billion person solutions: fazle abed borlaug larry brilliant james grant with barefoot chinese medics and now at BRAC U

tech for everyone von neumann (spaces beyond walls and borders) korolev gordon moore olsen tim berners lee steve case (parts of nordina - new vikings 1993) jeff bezos jack ma jerry yang masa son (some combo of shared economy founders from uber to airbnb to wework or your alternative favorite version of shared transport offices and overnight spaces) pony ma

quadirs ibrahim ?kagame ?widodo

kai-fu lee

jin & jin bloomberg leonosis musk -join in our twitter book club Schwarzman "What it Takes" - why does Schwarzman say: China is no longer an elective course for future generations it is core curriculum

nilekani steve jobs ren zhengfei

harrison owen ray andersen ban ki-moon torvaulds

soros satoshi gates

you tell us

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there is so much work to de done in every locality that any congress (any binary parties) that cant afford decent jobs for all hard working youth is either totally misled by mathematically failed economists who have never understood adam or educators who have never understood adam or by people who have put noise before public service due to extremely anti-social media that started with how eg americans used tv from 1964 and then how some americans used huh (social) media - media is an exponentially dangerous thing unless you spread joy and love with it- this is all very sad because until the death of jfk the whole world as far as known to me would have dreamed of being american even if it wasnt understood in the old world how much north south black white latin reconciliation (let alone men and +metoo women) was needed inside the new world's continent

more soon including the birth of great university's including roosevelt and schwarman's connections with Tsinghua


some old jottings to edit

the majority of scots are diaspora like 5 generations of my family's missions mainly in connecting asia and west; our advantage is wanting to translate the emotionally most positive of developing -servant leader engaging - out of every community a child can be born into around the world rather than legislators worst- kamala harris needs her own independence thinktank - whether the peoples can linkin that i rathe doubt after tuesday but then it depends how does washington rise from the ashes of trump and 4 years of the most rotten thinking a world capital has ever been spun round since europes worst ever cases of 1930s


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