No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa – From this day, from this night, forever more.
Our Future. There are a couple of possibilities. As you see from the website, there is a galaxy of local products with a Hawaii flavor–goodies, aloha wear, Hawaiian jewelry, perfumes, tropical hardwood products, and much more–that the outside world pays a pretty penny for. It’s astonishing just how creative our community has become in building this burgeoning manufacturing export economy.
At the same time, you can be forgiven for thinking that our future here is a well-worn rut. What happened with sandalwood, whaling, and sugar is the same thing that has happened with mass tourism, land, and development. What will become of us when we have no more natural resources to exhaust? That leaves us with the one resource that is at once the most precious and the most neglected: our human resources. We have already lost 100,000 of our best and brightest to the Ninth Island, and new thinking is needed.
But there is an even bigger opportunity. A patented learning technology now exists that offers a way for Hawaii (exclusively) to export America’s most sought-after product: its higher education. This is a way for our colleges to become accessible to the global market for American higher education. It can teach students anywhere and in any language, with a learning technology that far surpasses what usually passes for learning. It offers a way for academically-qualified students anywhere in the world to earn an American college degree, with no requirement for English and no need to come to the United States to study. This can be entirely our oyster. Have a look:
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