Is Obama headed for a job in Silicon Valley? 5 reasons it's not unlikely

Some have hypothesized President Barack Obama will bring his interest in science and technology to Silicon Valley after leaving the Oval Office, according to the New York Times.

Here are five reasons it's not unlikely:

1. When the New York Times asked White House aides about President Obama's plans after the presidency, aides declined to comment; however, his track record of STEM initiatives suggest a potential path.

2. Throughout his time in office, President Obama has shown a vested interest in technology. He created the chief technology officer role his first day in office and has voiced support for funding startups and innovations like driverless cars.

3. In only the past month, President Obama has encouraged a range of STEM initiatives, from calling upon Silicon Valley to promote diversity to calling upon government and industry sectors to work together to send a mission to Mars by 2030.

4. Staff members who worked in the White House under President Obama have already transitioned to Silicon Valley. David Plouffe, the architect of President Obama's first campaign for president, works at Uber; Jay Carney, President Obama's former press secretary, works at Amazon, to name a few.

5. The New York Times notes that officials from President Obama's presidential foundation have made "about 10 trips to tech strongholds in California in the past year as they help him plot his next steps."

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