I thought the creative branches would at least be immune to use of artificial intelligence. Now if Artificial Intelligence can do creative thinking and abstract thinking and the work of art and probably research, then what will be left for the humans
On today’s show we’ll discuss the all-important issue of economy and the idea of a universal basic income. First former SEIU president Andy Stern joins us for an in-depth discussion of his book where he lays out a bold vision for the economy. It’s called Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Inco...
I know why; so some can have double standards to call upon alternately whenever it suits them. Like when some big business claim they're needed for the 'common good', but when it's time to share the profit they remember it's 'their own' business.
So then some statesmen call upon some 'common good' again, but they often don't tax them (because they remember 'individual liberties' on the same time), so they tax everybody else. And they don't give the money to those underpaid workers. Neither 'love and light' hypocrite ever does. They buy overpriced services from lobbyists, they take loans and pay bureaucrats, brainwashers, police and armies to keep the machine rolling in liberty and solidarity, amen. I know they also build roads and give peanuts to some unemployed (along with medication that costs more than their food and shelter combined), but that's more like an excuse for their existence, considering the tiny amount of effort and money that goes there.
Don't get me wrong; I think -considering the present time condition- UBI can be a great idea, unless some agree it is an excuse to reduce salaries or increase prices. I just think centrally managed 'socialism' was a horrible idea. As it's managers never managed it right. And UBI is managed by each person himself. I wish they'd drop most social programs for UBI, but then some would no longer profit from them.
If some think that some having some basics would hinder people from working, perhaps they should reconsider calling scarcity (punishment) driven work 'work' and not 'slavery'. It is only a bit more indirect form of a slavery than the other threats implemented in former communist states that they hate. I think work should be driven by what you want to accomplish.
Well this is a mixed economy after all. Both private and public property and funds are necessary.
tldr: Vox understands neither capitalism nor socialism.
The author doesn't believe that his father-in-law can adapt and learn new skills, but says he will retire before he needs too. Where is the problem again. You are worried about his younger and presumably more adaptable coworkers? Also you aren't a coder are you. You didn't have to write code to write this article why is it that you think the job needs to be technical?
this is why we need UBI
It will create more "jobs" what will be automated from the start. Including coding.
There's no future in becoming a coder anyway. AI's will be doing most of the coding in about 5-10 years tops.
This is a little cynical. Whilst I agree that UBI could be seen as a response to feelings of guilt about the social impact of business, these people are *still* free market capitalists. They probably have no intent of reshaping the economic fundamentals. But if we can provision UBI through existing structures, at least it's a start.
Their motivations don't matter though, not really, because once the first stones start to roll the rest of the avalanche is inevitable, whether or not it continues to benefit the tech companies (imo it probably will for a while but very long term it puts them out of business).
When robottics and automation has replaced human labour in the past 40 years the profits and gains went to the Company, Share-holders and Wall St. Is Silicon Valley proposing UBI to redistribute and link the gains in automation with the pain gains and debt that has already inflicted on the world. I don't think so .....Look at the middle class and look where the profit and gains have gone in the last 40 years. Silicon Valley has enormously benifited while the middle class has now been converted to the working poor. The reality is more disturbing....Without a profitable middle class and working class Silicon Valley know there will be no customers with disposable income able to afford Silicon Valley tech without a UBI.
I hope it happens within 20 years in the 1st world and replaces the broken poverty trap ridden bureaucratic welfare system and gives people more time to be human, socialize, exercise, rest, leisure, etc. It will be necessary one day just to prevent economic collapse from a lack of sales (need consumers) + revolution. It would lower crime rates and healthcare costs too. It would be like a new deal as well. Go back 100 years and there was no standard 40 hour work weeks or safety nets, retirement, or unemployment benefits, etc, in the US. A new paradigm is on the horizon. We just need to do it right and under the right circumstances. that way we can afford it and reduce bad inflation. Heck, with the right automation that is cheap, the moment demand spikes, companies and even a gov. can put automaton online quickly and cheaply and that among other things would minimize bad excessive inflation (3D printing houses and apartments quickly is one such example).
Warren Diodosio, Bill Trowbridge
Self serving, of course. But still a step in the right direction. I am actually pleasantly surprised any corporation would look beyond the next quarter and understand the very simple concept of not being able to sell any products to people with no money.
As long as the poorest benefit and are lifted out of poverty it is a step in the right direction even if the corporations' motivations are self serving
Does it matter? If someone is able to help change the world for the better, do their secret motivations make any real difference?
So there is absolutely no reason to struggle? Lol Wall-E here we come!!!!
The fact that Basic Income Earth Network even reports on CCT's as being positive in third world nations tells me that UBI is fucked...