Yang, who speaks the language of Silicon Valley and recounts conversations with SpaceX founder Elon Musk, is no Luddite.
One floor below, an organizer for the Sanders campaign was signing up students to volunteer.
While Yang cautions so urgently about the future, his campaign also seems to inhabit it more fully than any other.
“As far as being viable, it’s going to be a tough one because of that 15 percent,” he said.
In Burlington, it’s the mission of Desiree Stumpf, a precinct captain for Yang, to make sure his supporters don’t have to find a second choice Monday.