Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech
by 1945 the deepest worldwide development challenge; about three quarters of human beings - including more than half living on continent of asia- had not enjoyed any benefits of the industrial age. None had access to electricity grids so no way of sharing knowhow except person to person, and life expectancies wer low. When the average life expectancy is in low 40s or less- most children's education ends at adolescence when they are expected to work or breed children-which culturally becomes a gender trap as well as poverty one
We hypothesise/map tha education and financial systems (including who owns land and natural resources) are integral -compound opportunities and threats- to human development. Transformations beyond the systems of the age of island/coastal empires and post-industrial leaps were needed from 1945 if humans were to unite around the most exciting goal - wherever next girl or boy born she would have a fair chance at a happy free and productive life.
Those like Einstein competent in exponential and nano value exchange had already predicted that the 3 generation orf humans to around 2030 would be responsible for answering the Bard's ultimate question TO BE OR NOT TO BE
The good news- 4 transformative systems emerged between 1945-1960-
two were immediately relevant to the asian challenge of half of humanity's development
as The Economist diarised from 1962 japan became the knowhow epicentre of both of these systems even though discovered by americans
++borlaug (rural keynesianism which became village community empowerment by women and family makers
++deming (quality engineering and sme supply chains of microelectronics, buet trains, container shipping, building supervity spaces ) were the alumni sources
the good news - these 2 win-win value multipliers spread out of japan wherever usa had helped create peace eg taiwan and south korea- and wherever island ports were pivotal to world trade eg the transformation of British colonies to global trading islands of hong kong and singapore
from 1972, two places on the continent started applying the rural keynsian miracle - bangladesh and village china- the story of who led this is different but the methods are similar and the leaders involved recognise how much of development chinese village women and bangladesh women needed food security microfranchises which came from borlaug and barefoot nursing microfranchises -what life threatening diseases to infants or mothers depended mainly on community knowhow and sanitation not on costly drugs or operations (which village without electricity cannot operate anyhow)
the two other miracles were
++++von neumann computing and analytical revolution supported a decade after von neumsnns death by alumni of gordon moore promising 100 times more analytical power every decade to 2030 - thats a trillion times more than applied to 1960s most imaginative tech goal moon racing
the 4th tech was satellites ans space- back at ground level satellite communications promised one da to make cost of sharing knowhow apps simultaneously the world over once the 1G to 5G had been installed
COALITIONS OF YOUTH AS SMART PLACES WIN_WIN CURRENCY NEEDED IF SDGs are UNITING HUMAN AND NATURAL DEVELOPMENT
It is important to step back and ask- do you see that the transformations needed were the opposite of building national barriers- while the new tech might be used in some sectors to compete the deepest community solutions called for replication - through finance of education - to every community that needed self-sufficient applications of microfranchise solutions.
The continental development stories of what happened to 2020 of bangladesh and chinese women are different human miracles in that the chinese had access to inward investment from tech diaspora who had shared in Japan's roll out. Compare that with Bangladesh's hostile neighbors blocks to trade. By 1968 the mainland chinese had ended any affinity with the russian model so once rural keynesianism was unstoppable Deng went to Japan in 1978 to ask for chinese engineers to be trained in what the Japanese had learnt from Deming.
We find it simplest to track the 50 years of innovation around alumni and partners of fazle abed bangladesh now accessible through the university he founded to carry ultra sdgsolutions forwards into the 2020s. We will see at key moments of leaping forward both chinese and americans have come to brac to co-design the most exciting -deep challenges- human sustainability poses