1/Thought experiment: "Potential gap" = Delta between every person in world fulfilling full potential in whatever way most suited, vs today.also btw, fwiw...
2/Think every person —> access to education, training, nutrition, health care —> full ability to make maximum contribution in chosen field.
3/No coercion — in fact, opposite — opp'y to excel at whatever one feels more suited to do. Science, tech, arts, teaching, business, etc.
4/How to best measure "potential gap" — delta in metrics like economic growth, standard of living, rate of advance of science & arts?
5/My view: These are the stakes we are playing for. This is the big opportunity for the future. This matters more than almost anything else.
6/Why I reject claims today's tech industry not tackling big problems. This is the biggest problem. We are trying to tackle it head on.
7/Base question #1: How many people on planet today are in position now to be able to fulfill full potential in chosen fields?
8/Base question #2: What are big advances in tech, business, education, health care, other areas, most needed for this next 10/20/30 years?
9/Bear in mind great lesson of civilization: Higher economic growth = More $ available for non-financial-incented activities.
10/So 10-100x current economy = At least 10-100x current funding for nonprofits, arts, social safety net, and everything else we want.
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