What Do You Guys Think About A Universal Basic Income?
Well, jobs are being automated away. The process was started along time ago, see the Luddites. The difference now? There was a ton of room for growth, and a ton of things that humans could do that mere machines could not. AI poses a great problem, being capable of some pretty amazing things. I don't believe it'll destroy anything close to all jobs; there are still some things that humans can do better, and things that aren't economically feasible to automate. But how much unemployment does it really take to generate a miserable, starving, violent population? That ain't bulletproof, and neither is the stress of stable employment, let alone precarious employment.
There are a lot of positive people on this forum. So I'm expecting a lot of "anybody can be a wealthy entrepreneur if they just put their minds to it!". But we can't all sell books and MCT oil.
So what do you guys think? Sweet freedom from the machine, or communo-totalitarian government control scheme? Inevitable either way?
Here's how I think of it, corruption and failed implementation aside. What is the ultimate goal of human progress and technology? 100% unemployment! So we can d*ck around, dance, and eat grass-fed steaks all day.
It's something to think about these coming decades...