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  • We've all deeply, deeply internalized the logic of the marketplace, which is that our

  • value is reflected in our economic value.

  • This is one reason why we have otherwise very, very smart well-intended people talking about

  • how to turn coal miners into software coders.

  • Why is it that we think that they must become software coders?

  • It's because their earlier purpose in the market no longer exists, and so we have to

  • find them a new one and being a software coder seems like something that the market wants.

  • Now unfortunately the way that the market is evolving is that more and more of us are

  • going to struggle to outcompete software, artificial intelligence, and robots more and

  • more where robots are going to be to drive a car and a truck better than us very, very

  • soon.

  • AI can already outperform the smartest doctors at identifying tumors on a radiology film.

  • AI can already surpass experienced corporate attorneys at editing documents and contracts.

  • And so right now we're trapped in this mindset where we all have to find value based upon

  • the market's estimation of what we can do.

  • But the market's going to turn on more and more of us very, very quickly and has nothing

  • to do with our merit.

  • That radiologist went to school for a long time, but they just can't see shades of gray

  • that the AI can.

  • And the AI can reference millions of films whereas the radiologists can only reference

  • thousands.

  • And so we have to start evolving the way we think of ourselves and our value in this society.

  • If we rely upon the market, we're going to follow the market off a cliff because the

  • market's going to turn on more and more of us over time, and we can already see that

  • the market does not value many of the things that are core to human existence like caring,

  • nurturing, and parenting and caregiving.

  • And I use my wife as an example.

  • My wife is at home with our two boys, one of whom is autistic.

  • And the market values her contribution at zero whereas we all know that's nonsense and

  • that her work is incredibly valuable and difficult.

  • It's not just the caring and nurturing roles.

  • It's also arts, creativity, journalism, increasingly, volunteering in the community.

  • All of these things are getting valued at zero or near zero and declining.

  • And so what we have to do, we have to say look, the market is not omniscient.

  • The market's valuation of us and our activities and their value is something that we essentially

  • invented.

  • And we need to invent new ways to measure what we think is important.

  • And I think that this is the most important challenge of our time because if we do not

  • evolve in this direction, we're going to follow the market to a point that's going to destroy

  • us where eventually AI is going to be able to outprogram our smartest software engineers.

  • And then what will we ask people to do that has value?

  • So we have to start getting ahead of this curve as fast as possible, and this is why

  • I'm running for president.

We've all deeply, deeply internalized the logic of the marketplace, which is that our

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