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One of sustainability's biggest paradoxes is the cities of Europe that energise me as a tourist seem so civilised but history shows Europe hosted 2 world wars and Putins Euro of 2022 may be no safer than Stalin's or Hitler's 1920's E. At we wonder if you could time machine to one year in E-history what year would you choose and what report for humanity would you search for? WHAT GOOD CAN PEOPLES UNITE IF THEY HAVE FIRST ACCESS TO 100 TIMES MORE TECH PER DECADE? Back in 1951 my father found this biggest scoop of his life at It was given to him by Hungarian-American John Von Neumann at Princeton
2006: In dads last 2 years age 84 he hosted a 40 person debate at Royal Automobile Club, a few minutes walk from the Royal Palaces - if the greatest human development advance of his lifetime since meeting Von Neumann was networked by a 1billiongirls (Asian Village mothers 2020-1970) - did anyone in the west or at The UN really know how they did this? 16 journeys to Bangladesh by Graduate Journalists has chalked up 2 resources & where both women empowerment luminaries requested we open learning networkers interpret C for Cooperation (not C for Certification) . We enjoyed more than a little help from many people such as Japan's Ambassador. As Diarists out of St James and alumni of Brother James Wilson have recorded: The UK Royal family left most of the human development of two thirds of beings in Asia to Prince Charles. As a 16 year old he had been assigned the duty to attend the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. 3 happy-good natured seeds were planted from that day on - good relations between Japan Empire and some of Europe's Royals; Sony as Japan's first inward investment in Europe; the birth of whether worldwide sports celebrities are tele2's blessing or a curse as next generations greatest heroines (Tokyo was the first satellite broadcast to a global audience). What if it turns out that in the 21st C European royals value sustainability of millennials more than soundbitimg politicians or professional bureaucrats whose Intel rules have no mathematical or human transparency. This strangely unpopular question is the purpose of events diaries by and education's 3ed co-creative revolution - thanks Glasgow University Union for marking up one of 2023's main QOH events 265th Smithian Moral Sentiments . If you have an event for our diaries to cooperate around please mail me It may be that us far north diaspora scots are more interdependent on you all Europeans than anyone apart from whomever angry nature or angry purtins hurt next??. Sample some Future History Good/bad News Reports? ...1955 report what was Messina (birthing EU) for? 1945 report what was british language world service for?; 2022-1945 what was UN & ITU for; dad. The economist's norman macrae, spent his last days as teen navigating air planes bomber command burma; he tried his best at reparation ever since- wind assisted, so to speak, by the most valuable question media men were ever given - von neumann 1951 asked dad: to ask anyone/everyone what goods will peoples do with 100 times more uniting tech every decade to 2020s? In 1951, VN had 6 years left working on good (ie way above zero sum human development exchages) after the Goats of maths (including einstein turing ..) had spent moist of their life on the bad on nuclear arms racing. They had a reason to defeat hitler. I am no genius (just a listener who ,oves transparent maps/maths) ---but can anyone tell me why are we currently using nuclear races to defaeal all 8 billion of our beings. MUCH MORE IMPORTANT FROM 9/9/2022: if you have time to add positive thinking to our survey - please do

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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entrepereneurs without borders across eurasia... whatever happened to eurasia vision summer 2018  - youtube silkroad4.0

 Our distributed hybrid SILKROAD 4.0 event will come up soon! We will jointly travel to #Israel and discuss the topic of "Digital Connectivity". Therefore we will bring our partners from around the world together using exactly these digital technologies. Signup to learn more!

When: May 30th 2022 17:00-19:30 CEST (door open: 16:00)
Where: in 10-15 locations around the world + the #VR campus of our partner Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN)

🌎 🌍 🌏 Register at

👳🏾👷🏾👨🏻 Requested Panelists
🎤 Keynote Eva A. Kaili (Vice-President of the European Parliament)
🎤 Keynote Dr. Steve S. Chen, Ph.D. (Chief Architect, CEO & Founder, Information Supergrid Technologies USA Inc.)
🎤 Matan Vilnai, Former Israeli minister for Science&Technology, former Ambassador to China
🎤 Keynote Liron Urman, General Manager at Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce
🎤 Keynote Helmut Leopold, Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH; Founder International Digital Security Forum

🔭🔬💡 About this event:
In 1950, Israel was the first country in the Middle East to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the legitimate government of China, although normal diplomatic relations were not established until 1992. Since then, Israel and China have developed increasingly close strategic economic, military, and technological links with each other. In this opening chapter of the 2022 SILKROAD 4.0 journey, we travel to Tel Aviv to learn more about Israel’s rapid transformation into an economic and technological powerhouse and the current state of Israel-China relations in these turbulent times. The focus of this event is on global Digital Connectivity, along the Digital and Maritime Silk Roads, where we will engage with Israeli, European, Chinese, and US thought leaders on topics such as: global connectivity;  Xtended Reality (XR) and VR; supercomputing grids, AI and robotics, smart and sustainable cities; cross-border e-payment systems; cybersecurity developments; digitalization, the internet, and e-commerce.
In addition, we will also touch briefly the technology transfer between Israel and China; and the impact of sanctions arising from the Russia-Ukraine conflict -- against the backdrop of current Israel-China trade and investment relations.

This SILKROAD 4.0 event is part of the official Pre-Programm of the International Digital Security Forum (IDSF) and a parallel track of iLRN Conference 2022.

Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb Austrian Chinese Business Association (ACBA)  Carinthian International Center  German Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA) e.V. China Switzerland Connection Virbela

Digital Silk Road meets Production & Industrial Cooperation

Join our interactive #silkroad40 expert discussion by registering at Eventbrite or follow the event live at SilkRoad 4.0 YouTube Channel.
Start: Thu., November 18th at 18:00 CET, 20:00 TRT, 09am PST

👳🏾👷🏾👨🏻 Panelists
🎤 Remote Location Partner (Zagreb), Prof. Kosjenka Dumančić , Vice-dean for international cooperation and projects, Faculty of Economics & Business Zagreb
🎤 Cooperation Partner, Dr. YILDIZ TUGBA KURTULUS KARA, Founder, Society 5.0. Institute
🎤 Welcome Umut Özdemir, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey
🎤 Keynote Zafer Mese, General Coordinator Germany, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
🎤 Keynote Orhan Ozer, Former President & CEO of Toyota Turkey, Former Vice-President of Toyota Motor Europe

🎤 In addition, our select SILKROAD 4.0 members will participate in the discussion.

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Donald Lewis, Dr. Harvey DzodinDr. Philipe REINISCH (瑞菲利).

🌎 🌍 🌏 About the event series:
Since its launch in late 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative has caused a lasting impact on the geopolitical dynamics of the world. China’s international connectivity strategy fosters a more balanced, multi-centric world system on a mutual eye level, but leaves many question marks for Westerners. Even experts struggle to comprehend all facets of this strategy. 
The SILKROAD 4.0 event series brings together leading experts within their fields, discussing what Europe can learn from Asia - and Asia from Europe.

🔭🔬💡 About this event:
Turkey is a central global logistic hub, connecting Europe and Asia already since the middle ages and before. But not only is Turkey known for its transport industry, but also for its relevance in producing goods for the world market. In particular, Turkey and China have been gearing up “production and industrial cooperation” – an important element of China’s BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) – for the last few years, which has accelerated recently with the opening up of the “Middle Corridor” (or TCIT) and COSCO’s substantial investments in Kumport Terminal. The emphasis currently is on strengthening advanced technological cooperation and production in Turkey for export abroad, including EU markets. At present, more than 30 Chinese digital companies have investments or partners in Turkey.
Join us to find out more about Asia-Turkey production and industrial cooperation in key sectors of the Turkish economy, as well as trade opportunities.

SILKROAD 4.0 #industrialcooperation #production #silkroad #turkey #asia #EU #GlobalGateway  #SilkRoad4zero #society5zero #partnershipforgoals #SDG17

A big thank you to our partners:
German Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA) e.V.Austrian Chinese Business Association (ACBA) and the Institute for Euro-Asian Studies (ZEI)
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xxx*) The following article was published in the Guangming Daily Newspaper. Approximate translation by Google Translate, Dr. Philipe Reinisch.

The coronavirus epidemic has not only had a huge impact on the global economy but also affected the traditional business models and international exchanges based on the movement of people. Faced with the new reality that humans and viruses may coexist for a long time, many international cooperation projects based on the “Belt and Road” initiative are actively exploring online business models, and while responding to challenges with digitalization, they have obtained new development opportunities.

Recently, our reporter interviewed Dr. Philipe Reinisch, initiator of the "Silk Road 4.0" project. Dr. Reinisch launched a Silk Road expedition in 2018, riding a high-tech motorcycle from Vienna over 15,000 kilometers and arriving in China after more than 4 months. Through this "Silk Road 4.0" trip, he not only tested the scientific and technological achievements developed by the partner companies. But he also successfully brought these scientific and technological projects to China, setting up a network for scientific and technological cooperation between China and Europe, producing remarkable results.

Dr. Reinisch originally planned to organize the project again this year, expanding the original network, but the sudden new corona epidemic disrupted the original plan. It also made him start to rethink the model of promoting Sino-European technology cooperation. 

Dr. Reinisch said that the original version of "Silk Road 4.0" he planned to launch this year is a commercial project that connects Asia and Europe and aims to promote China-Europe scientific and technological cooperation. Participants can choose cars, public transportation, trucks or motorcycle as a means of transportation - in the meaning of a "tech caravan tour" using a high-tech fleet. The expedition trip will start from Austria, traverse the whole of Europe, pass through many countries in the "Silk Road Economic Belt", and finally arrive in China. The vision is to have spontaneous participants joining at any time during the journey. Participants use high-tech travel technology to stay connected with each other. 

The project facilitates contacts with local experts in different fields of science and technology through various activities in multiple locations. It will discuss the latest trends in the high-tech field, expedite in-depth exchanges on possible future cooperation projects, and support a true Silk Road vision with professional consulting services.

However, the sudden new coronavirus epidemic has changed the original plan. Especially the business model based on "technology + travel" has to be temporarily shelved due to the tightening of entry and exit policies of countries around the world. This required Dr. Reinisch to pivot the project and to launch an "Online Silk Road" campaign. The specific form is to bring together emerging technology companies in an online format to promote their latest technology products in various countries. Examples for possible technologies include artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, green tech, or next-generation battery systems. This online travel plan begins in September this year, starting from Europe and ending in China while traversing the entire Eurasian continent. Through "virtual visits" in countries related to the "Belt and Road", it connects participating members with experts from local companies. Together, companies have the opportunity to develop scientific and technological projects with local partners to achieve scientific and technological excellence.

Dr. Reinisch said that in the cooperation of emerging technology, mutual trust is of utmost importance because in the early stage people often don't know whether these innovative projects will succeed. True trust is built on long-term, uninterrupted personal contact with each other. But this turns even more difficult during the epidemic, especially when the two parties originate from different cultural backgrounds. Face-to-face interactions in interpersonal communication are difficult to replace. This is the biggest challenge of the project. So, how can people build trust through digital communication? The answer is through time spent together and by shared experiences and successes. When people need to complete a project together, unfamiliar partners will gradually understand, learn, and ultimately build trust through these common goals. Although the new coronavirus epidemic has had an impact on "Silk Road 4.0", their goal of promoting China-EU scientific and technological cooperation remains unchanged, except that the method will be changed from face-to-face communication to an online interchange.

In addition to the impact of the epidemic itself, the changes in international relations caused by the epidemic and its collateral effects are also strenuous challenges for any scientific and technological cooperation. Dr. Reinisch said that due to the outbreak and other reasons, in the past few months disputes between some countries have been escalating. Numerous negative reports have caused people to be cautious and even skeptical when interacting across borders. Many countries have appeared to distrust products and partners of other countries. To win back the confidence of foreign partners, people have to jointly work diligently. Therefore, professional project management needs to show more predictable and sustainable win-win goals in order to be sustainable during this current global trust crisis. Besides that, it is also very important to adopt a communication method that suits the corresponding cultural background, as the means and habits of communication between the East and the West are not the same. Another major challenge comes from different or even incompatible innovation ecosystems. An example is the data exchange between China and Europe. Europeans need to switch from the traditional asynchronous mail-based business communication approach to WeChat or other advanced tools for real-time information exchange when communicating with Chinese organizations. Therefore, teaming up with a partner with a practical and proven knowledge in China-EU scientific and technological cooperation is a necessary pre-condition for the safe and effective completion of any project.

Dr. Reinisch said that his personal main focus of interest is now how interpersonal relationships will develop in the future in this post-epidemic era, and which supporting social mechanisms and technological tools will take the lead. He hopes to bridge the cultural and technological gap with his global "Online Silk Road" vision and to facilitate an exchange between China and European partners at eye level. When the conditions permit again, he will restart the "Silk Road 4.0" journey in the future. Although digital tools and virtual online travel can help people communicate with cross-cultural and cross-regional partners, after all, there is no tool that can completely replace real face-to-face interaction between people.

(Our newspaper, Vienna, July 29th, by Jiao Shousong, our correspondent in Vienna)

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