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I still think it's time for a UBI. This is part of why......
By:  Ordeith (Moderators; 10414)
Posted on: 11-08-2019 12:09.
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Long, but interesting read. Here is a relevant section:

"With the rise of information technology, automation, and artificial intelligence, the fact is that we don’t need as many people as we used to. You know when you walk into CVS and that computer screen yells at you to put your shit in the bag and then you just swipe your card and walk out? Yeah, the whole world is going to be like that soon. Accountants. Pharmacists. Even taxi cabs and truck drivers. That’s potentially tens of millions of people out of work. With no opportunity for those jobs to ever come back.

But this isn’t just going to hit the service sector. This is also largely responsible for the manufacturing sector getting hosed. Despite what Trump may yammer on about, US manufacturing output has doubled in the past 30 years and is still the biggest sector in the US economy. The problem is that it’s done that while only employing about 75% of the workers that it used to. That’s not the Chinese stealing those jobs. That’s improved technology. You know, robots and shit. "


“Some governments will consider it too risky to have thousands of anonymous, untraceable, unverified citizens – “hidden people;” they’ll want to know who is associated with each online account and will require verification at a state level, in order to exert control over the virtual world.”
- Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

"We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about;"
-Google Chairman Eric Schmidt