I believe our only hope for the future is to adopt adopt a new conception conception of human ecology, ecology, one in which we start to reconstitute our conception conception of the richness of human capacity. Our education system has mined our minds in the way that we strip mine the earth: for a particular particular commodity. And for the future, it won't serve us. We have to rethink the fundamental fundamental principles on which we're educating our children. There was a wonderful quote by Jonas Salk, who said, "If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish." flourish." And he's right. What TED celebrates is the gift of the human imagination. We have to be careful now that we use this gift wisely and that we avert avert some of the scenarios that we've talked about. And the only way we'll do it is by seeing our creative capacities for the richness they are and seeing our children for the hope that they are.