The Great Wall is being spun by the media as a negative barrier to exclude illegal immigrants. But what if we look at the problem differently--to see the untapped potential of the Great Wall as an engine for sustainable economic growth and prosperity? A first step in this US/Mexican joint venture would be to embed the Wall with solar panels, distributed storage, CO-2 devouring concrete, wireless transmitters and receivers.
MISSION: To introduce and explore co-creatively with GeneroCity Capital a body of knowledge and practice called Big Heart™; to beta test and build out a practical road map for its financing and immediate implementation in business and public life.
* To give participants an immediate and direct experience of Big Heart.
* To introduce and explain the energetic and neuro-scientific basis for Big Heart practice.
Unique Funding Proposition (UFP)—Democratizing Global Change Making through GeneroCities
Our goal is to identify, cultivate, and financially support 100 global game changers who by inspiring millions will catalyze progress toward a world of peace, happiness, and abundance for everyone. These 100 game changers will possess three unique and extraordinary powers:
* Formidable creative/inventive imagination
* An ability to turn inspiration into action through leadership, collaboration, and innovation
* Big Heart™
A Presentation by Julian Gresser, Chairman & Founder, Global Innovation Integrators at the Gala Event Celebrating the Launch of the CNPC Global Innovation Center--
May 18, 2012
The theme of escalating acrimony and mistrust between the U.S. and China, at least as recently reported by the mainstream media, may give the impression that the U.S. and China face seemingly irreconcilable differences. But this portrayal is extremely one-sided for it obscures the fact that the U.S. and Chinese economies are increasingly interdependent. The U.S. remains China’s leading trading partner, and China is the second most important trading partner for the U.S.
What if there is a M7.5 earthquake offshore from Fukushima in the next 6-12 months? Beginning in March 2014 there has been an increasing incidence of “anomalies”--events that diverge significantly from a standard or norm—that point to this possibility.
Julian Gresser, Howard Lieberman and William Moulton map out the creation of a translation app
Imagine you are the chief executive of a California-Shandong start-up, and your team has arranged a Skype conference call with your Chinese partners in Shanghai. The location hardly matters any more. The language barrier is dissolving before everyone's ears, thanks to a new app integrated with Skype.
On the eve of the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square tragedy, China is tightening its controls on online services of foreign companies such as LinkedIn, Google, and the Wall Street Journal. At a time when China faces its own serious challenges, including a slowing economy, rising ethnic tensions, and a rapidly degrading environment, China’s leaders are concerned that free access to foreign content could destabilize the country.
When Will We Listen? Reconsidering Earthquake Prediction on the Anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan Quake
May 12, 2014 is the six-year anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake (in Chinese 汶川大地震) of 2008. By the official toll it killed 69,197 people, injured 374,176, and left about 4.8 million people homeless at a cost of well over $ 1.5 billion (US).
Closing Note of Appreciation to Supporters of the Fukushima Indiegogo Campaign
The Indiegogo Campaign is coming to a close on January 6, 2014. We wish to thank all those who have visited the Campaign site for your concern, interest, and support. Although the Campaign did not realize its financial targets, we did make progress on several important fronts. Here is a Summary Progress Report and our Action Plan for moving forward.
Innovation Action Alert # 1--Reliable Radiation Monitoring for California and other western states
There is increasing public concern over radiation from Fukushima arriving on the west coast. However, the average citizen cannot easily determine whether reports such as the following are accurate or exaggerated.
Highlights of the UN Association Town Meeting _ "Fukushima/Diablo Canyon—Now What?" (October 24, 2013) A Report by Julian Gresser
1. Reason Not the Numbers—The Town Meeting began with an admonition from Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn not to attempt to compare or compute the horrors of Fukushima versus Chernobyl by a calculus of human lives endangered or lost. Dr. Kohn cited the Talmudic maxim: "to save one life is tantamount to saving the whole world" (Sanhedrin 37a). The value of human life is infinite: a fraction of infinity is still infinity.
The situation at the six nuclear power plants at Fukushima is dire and worsening by the day. Many people in Japan and other countries are ill from radiation poisoning. Fukushima is already many times graver than Chernobyl. Japanese engineers on the front lines are desperately calling for our help.
An Explorer’s Wheel helps you frame the central scientific and technical challenges in pictures, images, metaphors, and stories. By “democratizing” the challenges in this way, every curious person can now make an imaginative contribution that will save lives.
In the Chinese and Japanese languages the word for crisis (C. weiji, J. kiki 危機) is written with the combined characters for danger and opportunity. The unfolding tragedy of Fukushima presents not only Japan but also the rest of the world with a unique historical chance to embark on a bold new approach to innovation. Its driving force must be a spirit of free, fearless, and compassionate inquiry and exploration.
If we could know the future, would we act any differently?
Today we have untapped and largely unrecognized capabilities that can help us to foresee. We have new and powerful computers. There are new potentials in social media, in particular the transformational power of guided “smart” narratives. But do we truly want to see? That is the question. What might be the consequences if our relationship to the future were to shift?