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July 23rd, 2018 at 1:13:31 PM permalink
Real reason for UBI will be because the much earlier predicted, but late coming real automation revolution is coming and unemployment will be unavoidable for many.

There will be "Buy Human" campaigns, as opposed to machine made.

Consider even one machine replacing one human. And it's usually a worst ratio. Machines don't ask for raises, they don't strike, they don't fake illnesses for days off, they don't need vacation, they don't need benefits, they don't need pensions, they don't complain, they don't take lunch breaks...

How will humans compete?

He who controls the machines will control the World. (or She)
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July 23rd, 2018 at 3:59:54 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Instead of just giving people $500 cash, they should give people $500 credit towards vegetables and gym memberships.

Some wellness centers do exactly that. The fresh vegetables to a woman at age 35 may not "pay off'' for decades and then who knows which insurance company will avoid having to pay for an expensive surgery. One HMO in Washington State bought an empty supermarket and converted it to a gym. Same machines as at a health club but now they could keep track of how often their insureds visited it.

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