Thanks for your thoughts, Michael.
I agree with you. Much of our angst has to do with power and redistributing it — especially angst from those with a scarcity mindset and believe in zero sum economics.
Generative AI has a chance to radically redistribute and normalize power — which is extremely threatening to those who have it or wield it conventionally.
As far as critical thinking goes — I touched on related ideas in my TED X talk on "the technology of better humans": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6pnG6-UvFc
LMK what you think!