Why not design future around 7 billion wonderful livelihoods

OUR HOPES & PRAYERS GO WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN AND QUEEN ELIZABETH BEING THE 2 MOST CURIOUS HUMANS EMPIRES HAVE EVER CREATED

diversity gamechangers in washington dc admin are rare- can raimondo be one? biden ai panel boldly goes where dc never has since v neumann

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

part of today's newsletter from conidesk.com ny

 A Web 3.0 Ally?

Yesterday, the Biden administration named Lina Kahn, a 32-year-old Columbia Law professor, as the new head of the Federal Trade Commission. Khan, who will be the youngest FTC head ever, is known as a fierce critic of big tech monopolies like Amazon. While there’s often a knee-jerk resistance to regulation and regulators among blockchain advocates, Khan’s concerns make her a potential ally on big issues like privacy. Her antimonopoly work could also create substantial market opportunities for new kinds of tech businesses – including those building decentralized systems and “Web 3.0.”

 

Enforcing U.S. antitrust law is a major part of the FTC’s mandate, and Khan is probably best known for helping redefine just what a “monopoly” is. She has been crucial, in part during seven years at the Open Markets Institute, in developing and promoting the idea that a company can be a monopoly even if its practices drive prices down – even, in fact, if its product is free to consumers. This largely hinges on how the firms gather and use data: Khan has been among the loudest critics of the way Amazon uses data gathered through its storefront, such as leveraging sales data to compete with third-party sellers who are, no less than shoppers, its customers.
 
Khan may also have a higher chance of advancing her own legislative and regulatory agenda than some other members of the Biden administration. At the most divisive moment in American politics since the 1960s, 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

 The following technical experts, representing government, higher education and private organizations, will serve on the task force:

  • Erwin Gianchandani, NSF (Co-Chair)
  • Lynne Parker, OSTP (Co-Chair)
  • Daniela Braga, DefinedCrowd
  • Mark Dean, retired (formerly IBM and University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Oren Etzioni, Allen Institute for AI
  • Julia Lane, New York University
  • Fei Fei Li, Stanford University
  • Andrew Moore, Google
  • Michael Norman, University of California, San Diego
  • Dan Stanzione, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Frederick Streitz, Department of Energy
  • Elham Tabassi, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9 june 2021 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk diaspora scot writes from wshington dc
as a statistician and someone who loves exploring every culture from joyful community spaces needed for families to build future generations sustainably

i hope and pray that biden and harris and kerry are not trapped in the white man's myth that sustainability of 7.5 billion people would be simple if only the world obeyed the laws of white men out of washington dc and brussels. To understand the crises - health, climate, poverty, educartonal, media- that make the 2020s our races last chance to get to 2100 we need to agree on ethnicities and 4 main industrial revolutions which involve valuing exponential innovation not ruling over the past

in terms of ethnicities
 two thirds of human are asia
about 13% african
about 5% latin american
about 13% white of which about 9% were free white and about 4% got trapped in the ussr- before we go further look at a map- there are 2 iced up roofs of the world; most of what we may call non-free white came from places where most land was dced up and woth nothing bur some labd was huge carbon energy;
perhaps 1% are native peoples and/or islanders in small separate nations- the latter depend on huge ocean states but depended on exchanges to even be included in the 4 industrial revolution

it is probably true that in 1962 7 years after the conceptualistion of the eu, washington dc and the group of free nations the eu was to include in its expansion ruled over 80% of the finacial system, 80% of scientific knowledge but was the purpose of this to sustain ever more of all peoples and nature or ever fewer of rich old whites

that's a democracy question biden needs to be sure he has explored before the world goes forward from covid, truly takes on climate, and other sdgs the younfer half of the world need every community to be empowered to connect

this brings us to understanding 4 industrial revolutions- two had played out and led to world wars; the two new ones were imaginable by 1962 thanks to the legacy of von neumann

ir1 was about the power of engines; before powerful engines 95% of life was rural- capials mainly organised shipping world trades; almost everything in a big city today depends on the power of engines- to build buildngs transporation, utilities such as electricity and running water

we choose to call ir2 the power of communications and media- start with the telephone, telegram , radio, television, satellite powered versions of those- all of these were viewably by 1962 but they were also all about to change again because of neumann's 3rd and 4th revutions

we find it easiest to call ire 100 times "moore-law" analytic power than slide ruler and paper analyses every decade-trilllion times moore by 2020 than coded 1960s moon landing- this is unprecdeted exponemtial change where legislaring over laws written in stone is not smart

 how would that change every livelihood, both in growing trade and sustaining communities where each next child might be born

in our exploration of the world which the economist started writing about as an exploration of neumann's legacy 2020s was the time when we started asking wha systems prevuously governed by humans do we rurn over to machines because only machines can in real time compute and communicate all the data to make any autonomous system work- whehert hat is self driving cars which we wish silicon valley had not prioriised or the logistics of immunising 7.5 billion people within one year which we beieve needed to be one of the first ai collaborations to sustain humanity
if anyone thinks the eu and dc can rule over such ai challenges without applying any of the brans that havent coe from rich white world then plese stand up and admit that is what all your science, pension investent , media politics is based on but for the rest of us we hope and pray biden has the curiosity of children looking in from every gps coordinate mobilised or autonomised as to be or not to be

canada offers a relatively good/shared model of living with iced up continent ; alaska bought from russia uffers a different model; of course there are free parts of the arctic circle like nordica which offer world leading models but they are water facing they are not locjed in continents

Monday, June 7, 2021

does biden have a foreign policy - this hot fortnight may well determine everything- meanwhile despatching vp to latin america seems to exclude women and asians

to be clear the biggest decline in human fortune during bidens 125 days seems to be either latin am or india but i think its incomprehensible not to include kamala on bidens first western tour but then i am jusr a diaspora scot damtp systems alumni- what the flip do i know about the first 260 years of humans, machines, ...  climates,  ... livesmatter

biden tours the west for the last time before cop26?.. and what a tour it is- one hopes he is accompanied by notes takers of 360 degree diversity

from the head of the second biggest royal family 

to the self-styled g7-squared; to the eu doubling up its lobby power to putin to understand g7 futures the way yes sustainability celts can start here 

to understand russia we quote from mike allen axios/hbo

Secretary of State Tony Blinken told me during an "Axios on HBO" interview that President Biden is meeting with Vladimir Putin nine days from now "not in spite of" the cyberattacks that disrupted U.S. meat and gas supplies: "It's because of them."

  • Biden will tell Putin "directly and clearly what he can expect from the United States if aggressive, reckless actions toward us continue," Blinken told me in the grand Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room.

Blinken said the U.S. "would prefer a more stable relationship" with Russia.

  • "I can't tell you whether I'm optimistic or not about the results," he added. "I don't think we're going to know after one meeting, but we'll have some indications ... We're prepared either way."

Blinken sees his Job 1 as reconnecting with allies, and he said he's found a real thirst for U.S. engagement.

  • "Our partners see the same thing that we do," he said. "If you're looking at all of the really big problems that we're trying to solve — ... like the pandemic, like climate change, like emerging technologies ... — no one country can do it alone."
  • Blinken added that when the U.S. isn't leading, China and others fill the vacuum, "and maybe not in a way that advances our interests or values": "We've certainly seen China ... try to fill voids where we've been relatively disengaged."

On the Israel-Gaza conflict, I asked Blinken what'll happen if Israel produces no smoking-gun evidence that Hamas was occupying the building, housing AP and Al-Jazeera, that Israel bombed after a warning.

  • "President Biden's been very clear: Israel has the right to defend itself, and it was on the receiving end of indiscriminate rocket attacks," Blinken began.
  • "However, having said that: Israel, as a democracy, I think has an added burden to make sure it is doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. ... I think one of the things that we found ourselves, speaking only for the United States, is that the more transparency you can provide, the more legitimacy you're going to have."

Watch a clip: Blinken vows to hold China accountable on Wuhan. (what does this mean - until the 2001 antrax scare is transparently reported as an nih responsinility- so is covid- after all nih is the world sponsor in experiments - to blame wuhan is a bit like blaming bhopal for union carbide unless of course big governments everywhere are going to come clean on every risk to our species they have been covering up by priorising national security over species extinction

Monday, March 29, 2021

joes law livesmatter.city

 once floyd lifes matter trial is over biden must go on tv - unless he refutes "exactly whats he was trained to do biden better resign as should a large number of justices across usa - joe had 8 years with obama when lives of poorest black citizens got worst- there is no point america adverstising its a human rights nation if that omits the porrest 10%

Friday, March 12, 2021

one more strike and fairness biden is gone for failing to take on rotten state governors -meanwhile class action should be prepped

 THE TRUTH ABOUT VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

We now know, as reported by Baltimore Sun last week, that contrary to the state health officials’ claims of an equitable vaccine distribution system based on population sizes, Montgomery and other largest counties’ health departments received the lowest doses for the first two and half months of the vaccination process. 

Apparently, because the Maryland Department of Health put Montgomery County in the same tier as all other “large” counties with over 200,000 residents, we ended up getting the same minimum doses - 975 doses per week, as much smaller counties like Harford County which has a quarter of our population size. At the same time, some of the smallest counties got the largest share. 

While things are improving with time and supply, the House and the Senate continue to put pressure on the state health officials for much greater data transparency and accountability, which has been sorely lacking. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

green biden headline 1

 while its great symbolism that biden has rejoined climate protocol within hours of presidency the reality of america's last 4 years

wasted million hours of work around world- americans are among the least trusted on climate unless they have actions to share

disillusioned youth and educators- numerically far more youth trust china than usa because of climate

the poorest in dev world lost their lives/livelihoods when climate is more variable /less safe

glasgow is 5 generations of my family's home capital - i know the bbc nature correspondents and royal society leaders of youth as sustainability generation- including which royal families around the world

to make it clear, american lobbytists/investment funds who dont transparently value climate will be wasting their time if they send anyone including fake media to glasgow- see 10 years of our journal edited by adam smith scholars and supported by most of scotlands venerable universities- join ban ki-moons zoom summit next week -see economistdiary.com for rehearsals on road to and from glasgow; scan ai green epicentres eg ai earth by microsoft


chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc economistgreen.com

ps biden/obama record on green jobs is awful- obama was dealt rotten hand on finance just as biden gets rotten hand on finance and health- if thewre are no real green actions of biden in first 100 days he risks losing trust 

help ID top 20 biden/harris issues in first 100 days

 i=top 10 international; d=top 10 domestic

biden to sign about 15 exectutive orders in next 24 hours


d1 - beat virus - promise 100 million arms vaccinated - masks must be worn i federal places- how does operations intel double loop - from local gov of last mile service to federal 

d2 save communities' economies  -how do get best of small enterprise and gov not worst of big business and big bureaucracy- t a time when what can be innovated with tech is changing yearly dut depends on transparency of open data

d3 what is the pathway to all lives matter - how common/different are actions different undervalued groups need - women, youth, skin color, faith , - what are the system challenges - eg lack of health, transport, safety, livelihood opportunity 

d4 how to deal with failure of us education at every level -see crow scripts on faliure of university- gordo brown scripts on failure of schools; review which parts of un are engaing new tech and new youth mobilsation in being first sustaiability generation- where is massive coopeartiohn opposite of massive individual examination


i1 can america design an asia policy humanising technology - two thirds of people- that helps younger half world sustain love and action sdgs, not hate across borders, not destruction of sdgs by biggest investors

12 in addition to climate which agreements rest of world put hundreds of years of hi-level work on that trump tore up will biden renew- and does america understand how no national leader needs american advice until or unless america shows ihow to end covid