Since getting my masters in statisrics corpus christi cambribdge 1973, i have looked at the maths of mwdia and mediation and education. By now in 2023 I mathematically trust (and have published/archived) cases that go back through family trees . that's far more than hundreds of competing sub-jargons professional silos as far as designing wen 3,2,1 tele2,1,0 media for next generation celebration goes. Of course I may be biissed by my own family tree- so for transparemcy's sake let me begin with one of those (and i welcome conversation around your family tree- firstname.lastname@example.org
Take dad Norman for example whose searches we try to catch up with at EconomistDiary.com:
homeschooled to 13 in british embassies eg Stalin's Moscow because his dad was one of Britain's main between the wars sources on the growing evils of hitler & stalin
spent last days as teen navigator allied bomber command burma, now myanmat one of the epicentres of refugee crises
his good fortune of surviving was mulrtiplied by 3 extrordinary teachers who finished off his delayed education as a young adult
keyens dad was in last Cambridge class while returning to complete economics degree corpus christi
hired by the economist where ED geoffrey crowther tested him on the newly minted centenary biography of the economist 1943-1843
seconded to new york for year of 1951 where Norman met Von Neumann princeton who asked whetehr economist journalists would want to mediate the scoop: what goods will peoples unite with 100 times more tech per decade? Specifically will the developmet of Artificial Intellects support leaps forward in Sustaining Human Livelihoods of millennials allaround mother earth?
of course the UN had been born (with a species of multilateras from 1945) to officially mediate that question, to which dad started supplementing 3 kinds of genre, the first 2 platformed with The economist and its local to global readership
-surveys of what people in particular places needed to enjoy families and life more - in addition to EU where dad was only journalisat at 1955's birth messina, dad started annual surveys of places -whose nEWs (EastWEST;NOTH SOUTH) that most puzz;ed him - his old enemy Japan 1962 which he joyfully found to have discovered 2 economic models all asia rising needed as agreed by President kennedy; please remember both of mu family trees are far north diaspora having come form scottish clans but having lived and workded with kind people the world over
Russia 1963, Latin America 1964, S Africa & Algeria ... by 1977 a survey og the half of peoples living East of Iran. These were openly curious reports of what help or mutual exchnages peoples needed next if fmilies were to advance humanity but clarified in languages relevant to von neumann futurists and moral scottish economics mapamkers Its worth recalling that of the 2 billion beings in 1945 - probably less than quarter had expereinced the tele1 age not having access to electricity grids- so when Neumann asked what goods would peoples unite he and norman were hoping for an era of cooperation not more of the 8 biggest empired designing win-lose trading models with the rest of human being
From about 1970, his 2-week trip and washington Dc survey of Mr Nixon's America perturbed father- what would be the expoenetial consequences of Nixon's hatred of students and taking the dollar off the gold standard; so as not to confuse discussiosn with macroeconomist supports of big us forces dad started genres of future history and entrepreneurial revolution as well as continuing to argue from all 4 hemisphere's views of the world not just washington DC's consensus. Actually friendly Americans and by now dad's japanese helped helped father as much as anyone in recounting these maps and sysetsmic interactions.
After 35 yeras of weekily reporting out of The Economist 1983, dad was funve years from retirement so i joined him in co-authoring the 2025 report genre- as well as background research for von neumann biography. Neumann had alsways set 2025 - 80 yeras on from end of world war 2 as an audit period for huamnity - hoping that 80 year period woy=uld go better than the first 80 year period of telecoms 1945-1865 which gravitated out oif switzerland with birth of ITU 1865 and the Goats of maths who emigrated from the central euro swiss coordir to be free of hitler/stalin in a way parrallel to Norman's own development
Does all of this have relevance to the most irgent cooperative innovations humans need today>