2020 Now – How Would Adam Smith Value First 260 years of Man and Machine?
By Chris Macrae, Norman Macrae Foundation, worldrecordjobs.com
2020 is the 260th year that
Adam Smith alumni have been questioning the future of man and machine. James Watt, his co-worker at Glasgow University, was
inventing the steam engine around 1760. Adam foresaw industrial revolution as a gamechanger to his prior publication on moral
invite mapping of how Adam Smith might audit mankind’s rising and collapsing exponentials both in terms of geographical
spread and impacts on his 6 prime concerns: markets, morals, health, nature, culture, lifelong education
For example: like Keynes, Einstein, Von Neumann, we suggest Smith would have rated as dismal the
way that the colonial age marketed machines to the benefit of a handful of empires culminating in world war 2. col 1 below
By the start of the moon
race decade, 1960, he would have celebrated four rising knowhow networks-
· rural progress eg Borlaug crop science that saved a billion from starvation,
· space, satellite telecoms media and mobile,
· Deming's new engineering.
· Von Neumann and Moores rising 60 years of machine intel.
However if you audit societal concerns like health, nature
and livelihood education, it has been clear since 1984 or earlier (see 2025 Report by Macrae and Macrae, 1984)
that the West’s route to going global was separating short-term macroeconomic models from transparent and intergenerational
mapping needed if millennials were to evolve as the first sdg generation
Look at the 21st C costs of man-made wars as well as conflicts with
nature and the failure to prioritise such big data apps as virus control. Today, it would be wise to integrate coalitions
beyond national borders to a higher order level of mediation -reference Nye intangibles of nations www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHtacTJ-DnA
Before sporting and other
opportunities to celebrate youth return, can we the peoples have become smart enough online all over mother earth to see that
2020 is truly the start of the last 10 years that sustainability trajectories can be mapped?
One hopeful exemplar is the launch by George Soros at World Economics Forum of OSUN
– a start-up network of 20 colleges and world class researchers. In addition to the Open Society University Network,
what other exemplars would Adam Smith be celebrating now as empowering the love and courage of the younger half of the world
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