Seriously, I am growing very concerned about the improvements in computers and computer intelligence. It is not out of the realm of possibility that computers will able to replace every human at every job. Imagine what it will do to the economy if humans are no long employable? What if computers do take over. I’m serious.
Universal basic income. It’s going to happen. It should happen way sooner than it’s going to though, and it’s going to carry a sigma similar to welfare for far too long after it’s implemented, too.
Not in America, it’s not. I’m sure the rest of the developed world will be much more reasonable about it; but not here in the good old US of A, where paying out-of-pocket for your right to life is still acceptable. I won’t say any more, because then it’d have to be posted in the politics thread.
I’ll say I do share Warbler’s concern about automation, and I’d even extend it to job availability in general.