Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
If there was only one thing that I could teach my daughter (or anyone else who mattered to me or to whom mathematics matters) it is the future is exponential.
For some reason over 99% of the nightly news is reported as if it wasn't; over 99.9% of politician or academic dialogue doesnt even seek to consider that maybe their arguments are completely innumerate if not based on mapping; the future is exponential
This explains the great folly of our age of living with a million times more collaboration technology but putting exponentially more young people out of work
In October 2010 I was talking to the designer of the greatest youth investment bank - if you accept shcumacher's sustainability maps of 2 million global villages, what would the value multipliers be of having a hi-trust pro-youth investment banking branch in every village. Two years later I was listening to the CEO of Bank of America at Brookings. It is a crying shame that we are so badly served by tv media - even media owned by the public such as the BBC- that our human race never gets a chance to compare those 2 conversations side by side. The exponential purpose leaders of banks believe in will define whether the 100 leaders at http://wholeplanet.tv succeed in mobulkising investemnts in 2010s= worldwide youth's most productive decade
What needs to happen to make the future is exponential popular to question? Did you know that failure to do is the greatest maths mistake of all time? For example http://youth10000energy.blogspot.com in valuing energy expoenetially: ours is the first generation to know about climate chnage and the last ti be able to do anything about it/
So It's quite capable of ending our species a few generations out if we dont urgently address the maths of impact valuation now. That's because the future of compound risk is exponential (reaching a tipping point before implosionj is inevitable) just as the opposite of compounding goodwill could be a ccelerating youth towards millennium goal accomplishment. We should no longer be concerned about moore's law's doubling of silicon power evrt 2 years or so, but what really useful apps we multiply the empowerment of. You look at the apps mobilised out of west cpoast usa and they look trivial compared with the apps that the poorest vilages have ben experimenting in mobilisaing around since 1996. Ever since Berners Lee invited us to collaborate in mapping a new worldwide , american banks and media and politicians have been spinning the most anti-youth exponentials imaginable. Come charter whether we will we be able to free the expoenetially rising purpose of these and other trillion dollar markets in time