Wednesday, March 02, 2016

A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck - The New York Times

The case for universal basic income; also see Robots will take your job (Boston Globe)

"These supporters argue machine intelligence will produce so much economic surplus that we could collectively afford to liberate much of humanity from both labor and suffering.

The most idealistic thinkers see the plan as a way to foster the sort of quasi-utopian future we’ve only encountered in science fiction universes like that of “Star Trek.” As computers perform more of our work, we’d all be free to become artists, scholars, entrepreneurs or otherwise engage our passions in a society no longer centered on the drudgery of daily labor."
A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck - The New York Times
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