All branches of my family and friends have been questioning techforgood over 70 years now- by which we mean what dad with Economist audiences of 1970s first coined as entrepreneurial revolution: every next child flourishing because every community being invested in through servant leaders and SME innovators- if that's your kind of collaboration please get in touch MA Stats DAMTP Corpus Christi Cambridge -- currently in Wash DC & Glasgow; as Scots missionaries my parents who served in world war 2 hoped that was the end of tech for the few instead of tech and teach for all.. we're also prepping June 2023 Glasgow as 265th moral sentiments summit on purposes of markets and engineering. WE see 2020s web3 alumni as best chance to cure tragedies of fake media, AND celebrate millennials as first Sustainability Gen -huge thanks to ,, and other benchmarks at - and of course mathematicians like Satoshi since 2008WHY 163? London Scot James Wilson having founded The Economist in 1843, convinced Queen Victoria to launch commonwealth round a bank by and for the quarter of peoples on the India subcontinent. 163 year ago: she told him to go create Charter Bank; arriving in Calcutta 1860 Wilson died within 9 months of diarrhea. Local peoples had to wait another 112+ years until a womens bank was launched by Fazle Abed making end of diarrhea by oral rehydration one of its first educational purposes My father Norman was very lucky. He survived world war 2 as a teenage navigator allied bomber command Burma. Six years later he met V Neuman at Princeton who unluckily only had 6 years left due to cancer from nuclear bombsd. Neuman asked dad will train economist jouranlits to ask the most valuable question in the world: what goods will people do with 100 tukes more etch every decade 1930s to 2020s. Dad and numann had plenty of exambples of bads caused by rapid tech. I was born the same year 1951. To be honest it took me really long time to start to understand dad's next question about what he called peoples entrepreneurial revolution. But he made it clear that community griunded finacing and valuation of tecahers would be make or braeak to 21st c life. So lets start there

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

how can you help fund what your community is missing most? nurses, teachers ...? new world of NFT, DAO ...

 Suppose the community you are in is:  missing 10 or more nurses or teachers or green food/water designers or even arts cafe hosts for joy of teenagers -or playschools for staring up community...

in web2: you could try go fund me a typical web 2010s solution 

or in 2022 or from reading this onwards if you think there are hundreds of communities needing missing  essential last mile jobs servants you could start a DAO and NFT-

i am not smart enough to know why such a beautiful innovation as dao has such a gobligook name as Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (but hey i suppose tech geeks are now more peculair than botanists that named everying in latin). You can play a game - what are the 5 most gobligook words - if you know what they mean eg non-fungible- you probaly dont need this novice's crib sheet!

-related a check on what people (and their biggest organsiations) did to each other in different tech worlds; web 3, 2, 1 mass tv, before mass tv

- we are not suggesting you should be a crypto saver let alone an NFT founding team chasing investment-:  unless you really care about a community skill and maybe have already connected dozens of likeminded people in other communities; maybe these people all have the same ethnicity or gender or maybe its just as in case of water that across a contient there are now hundreds of communities with different water problems - back in 2003 i tried to found waterangels on a virtual community officially designed to unite all european countries- footnote 1 

maybe its my age but i have found much aboyt 20=1st C weird; one thing to watch is theres a very large number or crypto enthusiats who forst met playing games; they have stories how some games asked them to create beautiful things - maybe a virtual necklace fir a girl heroine you met virtually but then found the game owner had the copyright to the design- if you do ptrepare to launch an nft you will probaly need to chat with gamers - they all hang out at an app called discord- and indeed concept nfts are often discussed in discord before investirs are found for them - in this lesson I dont want to tak=lk about art nfts - they are defintely the most visible nfts in 2022 - and given people liv=ke vinvent van gogh died penniless i am very happy for artists who start up humnderd million dolar connections in web 3 worlds but if most late 2020s humns are spending time in the emtaverse -we must be serbing each other in other ways than spectaor art

what else do you need to think about before even considering if  NFT is something you or someone you know wants to start up both as an oragsnaition with positive casg flpows but one that everyone celebrates for making life better

know a little about crypto currencies

know a littele about whether you need friends in artistic or gaming world

be sure you think about who may flame or otherwise attack you- once you launch an nft things often need to go either very fast scale to large aduience or very deep (small team your starup lives or dies with) in who you connect first; and it may be best to think whats caused the shortage in your community - if everybody really wants these missing skilled peoples then you've got a fair chance but if eg someone is making money from shortages or the power of deciding who gets what --- i honestly dont know what to advise you to do- talk to others - see who you trust; is there a school or community centre who will help you check out your roadmap



Footnote 1 Scots have been discussing moral stsyem design since our friend adam smith's publication in 1758. My father at the Economist first wrote a book on expoenetial risks to losing sustainability in 1984 called 2025 report. 9/11 conformed our most pessimistic scanaris - what if by 2000 media has not united most peoplesin awareness of mans biggest risk being discrepancies in income s and expectaions of rich and poor nations 9what un calls end povery goal 1. So i volunterred to moderate emotional intel on EU's knowledgeboard. Consequence Brussels threw me off the space for starting up a practical network called water angels - the risks of not mapping how humans share water worldwide- (apparently I had created too big a conversational topic (esdpecially with 2004 tsunmai) - for months our chat drowned out top page  academics screen pace in publishing long paper- anyhow if you  are in Europe today you certainly need to be way smarter than me to lead a DAO but I am still very interested to search out who is succeeding (ironically another part of brusssels asked me to contribute to 5 manual summits (eg emotional intelligence of first responder cooperation) even as I was thrown out of virtual space). One of my faults as a maths guy is I audit compound risks at the same time as profit accounting - i dont beleive its motral to do one without the other (i have spent half of my last 30 years debating that with the biggest accountants and ad agencies and we dont agree - people concerned with search for sustaining purose link in with me at eg 

Fortunately in 2008, scots invited a Bangladeshi servanl leader to give 250th moral sentiments keynote.I spent 2010s looking at 30 of the most putrposeful network collaborations ever designedf - see what 1 billion vilage woemn did  To celebrate what may be relevant  in these qyite scary 2020s Glasgow has agreed to co-share 265th moral sentiments lectire with the launch of - what if its educators more than even ecoomists whoi can save youths world now/

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Little about crypto currencies

in banking world,  Perhaps nothing man made is changing as much as crypto currencies - so i expect this aug 2022 little to know will need to look very different in a few months  (arguably when media chnages finance is first to change - what did finance do to you - web3 web2 web1 tv before web; before tv) before electricity ... 

I suggest novices on currencies (including me -footnote i studied maths and dont like spending time on zero sum games but now i realise i should have a bit more) start at asking themselves what is bitcoin and what is one other currency - currently I find it fun to ask what is ethereum

IF you are young, might want to live anywhere in the world or feel youyr country needs rebuilding (i studied how girls took on this challenge in bangaldesh when the nation was new) you might want to have some savings balanced by what your own nations currency does. Historically thats not been possible or legal. But today if you place permits cryto wallets then you can do that. 

TO get started yiu will need a cryptowallet . You have to go through a specific coding sequence. Google will quickly send you to what to do - meta mask is a typical wallet app for your mobile . Please note tgere is a lot more on crypto which I havent triedf to intro at eg

Probably the best first crypto currency to have a little saving in is bitcoin. It was the first. It is filled a gap in global money markets that it is hard to see being closed down. Its not being used to try out most of the exctraodinary community building eperiments. This actiually means its tech is simpler to provide (or should be the most secure).

If blockchain is the most conservative cryptocurreny, which can you have most fun with - in 2022 probably ethereum. Please note once you have eg bitcoin savings you can easily chnage into the other cryptos. 

There is a catch 22. which you can see - how prices have varied over last month 12 montehs longers



As far as i can see of all cryptos bitocin will rise stadily but from now on not spectacularly whwreas one of the currecies to play with may leap far higer. But currently all krytos vary a lot - bo9th bitcoin and ethereruem have varied 3 fold in the last 12 months. So if your reason for being in cryoto is long term also make sure you take advice as towhen to begin.

As at August 2022 if you want to do somthing with NFTs (even launch your own) you probablky dont need to know an awful lot about how the people who run ethereum itself do their job. What you need to excplore is all the NFTs that you can alreadt become a member of with etheruem minting as well as how people craete a new nft

What I want to do by second week of spetember is to discuss some dao cases I like eg - i'd really like to hear from people who say my favorite is .. 

I hope to learn a lot more in new york 13 spet to 17 sept - perhaps we can zoom in or meet - i am trying to understand how all this impacts millennails (under 30s and their teachers) as the first generation who mo=ust see the sustainability development goal achieved out of every communituy

This is a huge exploration - so yeah tell me what i have got wrong or better links or if there is a big question you want to share with explotrers what is it

Below i wantt to add in some topics that I think need to be explored at the same time as crypt cyrrency

How are you all going to design or use web3 or the metaverse. Fu=ortunately hear the united nations and the world's largest proze host xprize have teamed up - 22-23 sees the first yera round competition - 2-6 people regsiterd by decemeber- chose 1 of 17 sustainability goals that matters most to you and yours- whats a viral story you can share on why ythisd matters (the last part of the sompetition is how to web 3 youyr story- but dont worry if you have a stury that billiinsd want - do it in whatever version scales an audience and web 3 mnetors can heklp you; whasts mots important is by may 2023 there are 17 networks each coop0erating around the sdg stiry that moves their world

The other Un topic is the number 1 chnage gutrerres is leading Un around 2017-2026 - he wants a dugital un2.0; there are 9 playing piesces

4 are tech; 4 are faith/consience based ie rights, inclusion public goods, trust/safety

the 34 tech piesces

digotal cooperation - this is everything educatirs can blend digoitally

ai for good- this is the question my father journalised since 1951 insoired by v neumann - ask what pepoples will do with 100 times more tech - so vereything aboove fits ai for good

there is digital capaity building which really means how will elder people have to unlearn at elast as fast as young people work

and there is global connectiviyty- there is a tech part of the un taht was founded in szuterland 1865 - the first global connectivuity chalenge was how woul organsitions get together "worldwide" to supply telegraps - soon alosmt any public goog beginning with tele or rad ...

You can see how the Un updates its playing pieces at if you are not starting yiyr sustainability year in ny - there's a un zoom out of mongolia spet 5, 6 - all joyful expoersr welcome via the envoy office

There is a 9th piece CODES about adasptation of green from ground up

Because the Un is sort of woed by nations as well as peoples its not alowed to brainstorm crypto until you show how tos cale sdgs with crypto - at ;least thats the gos i have heard so far - if I am wrong show me which parts of the UN are launching NFTS! or celebrating crypo1