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A crash course in changing the world.

10 years is too long to imagine. I have studied futurology which attempts to use this date range and it is generally ineffective. Personally, I have never been able to predict my own life circ***tances for a given 5 year time-frame. That said, there are a few facts that can be relied on:

  • In 10 years I will be 54 years old
  • I may or may not still be in Southeast Asia (currently Thailand)
  • My company, founded in 2009 will or will not still exist and be successful
  • I will or will not have children
  • The will likely will have changed in unpredictable ways
  • There are some economic realities based on current demographics, which will likely accelerate the degrading of the environment, economic hardships (aging of the population in China will have acute pressure on markets and the workforce), possible accelerating global warming... gah!
Ok, the list is a bit depressing. Let's get back to that question: where will I be or how will I be helping change the world in 10 years.

I hope to do this in Mainland Southeast Asia, which I am in love with, the people and the environment. I see economic reform and environmental protection as both sides of the same, delicately balanced coin, and so I hope to help provide guidance and resources to help develop both simultaneously while preserving local cultures.

Have 10 years to work this out... time to get to work!

Alchemy gives the call

I will be in the hills of Myanmar, working with an Open Source netbook project that provides local language resources and learning micro-economics through a game that simulates small businesses. Winners of the game are provided microcredit to carry out the business design that they researched in the game.

Local knowledge, language, and the use of small-scale and low-cost technologies will be some of the elements I can help with at this point, on March 4th, 2020.

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Comment by David Dreshfield on March 5, 2010 at 7:16am
Sounds like a great idea, Jeff. Looking forward to hearing more from you about your experiences in bringing low-cost tech to the developing world.
Comment by Myles McCloskey on April 21, 2010 at 12:16am
I really like the idea of the game and the winners getting the microcredit to try it for real, it's a nice extension of the idea of using games as training tools.
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 9, 2010 at 8:32pm
Best of LuckJeff :) I hope you can make tht your life! Love the game aspect too. +1 vision

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