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Elon Musk: We're moving towards UBI due to automation

Elon Musk: We're moving towards UBI due to automation

(2:01) Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk on the inevitable need for some form of 'universal basic income' as more industries become automated.

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Guest: (583 days ago)

UBI and reduction in human population, we just won't need this many people. It would be nice, if it's not violent transition.

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UBI and reduction in human population, we just won't need this many people. It would be nice, if it's not violent transition.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (582 days ago)

Dear Everybody:

Please stop having children. We will not need as many people in the future so stop reproducing.

Sincerely,

A ConcernedCitizen

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Dear Everybody:

Please stop having children. We will not need as many people in the future so stop reproducing.

Sincerely,

A ConcernedCitizen

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (581 days ago)

We don't need to stop having children, just fewer than 2 per woman on average, then population growth would slow down and eventually start decreasing.

Religion is the problem, because brainwashing children is the only way religious nonsense can be sustained, therefore religions generally encourage followers to go forth and multiply within the same faith.

It's not the fault of religious parents, it's just how evolution works - all parents pass their beliefs on to their children, and children believe what their parents teach them.

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We don't need to stop having children, just fewer than 2 per woman on average, then population growth would slow down and eventually start decreasing.

Religion is the problem, because brainwashing children is the only way religious nonsense can be sustained, therefore religions generally encourage followers to go forth and multiply within the same faith.

It's not the fault of religious parents, it's just how evolution works - all parents pass their beliefs on to their children, and children believe what their parents teach them.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (581 days ago)

We could also request that Bill and Melinda stop saving those millions of children. If we save them all, they will eventually take our jobs or our tax dollars.

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We could also request that Bill and Melinda stop saving those millions of children. If we save them all, they will eventually take our jobs or our tax dollars.

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TheBob TheBob (581 days ago)

You're too limited in your thinking. Jonathan Swift took it further LINK

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You're too limited in your thinking. Jonathan Swift took it further LINK

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Guest: (581 days ago)

Eventually, there will be millions of permanently unemployed people, without any prospect except government handouts. It won't be pleasant world to live in.

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Eventually, there will be millions of permanently unemployed people, without any prospect except government handouts. It won't be pleasant world to live in.

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Guest: MB (579 days ago)

what! you've missed the point of UBI. Yes there might be poeple with no paid jobs but every single person would get exaclty the same via UBI whether doing charity work, working or a life of leisure. Unless you are one of the brainwashed that you actually think people work mainly for money. If you remove the nessessity to have to work for money then that opens up immense oppotunities for us all. UBI distributes wealth evenly in the ever increasing automated world - ultimately one day in the future the world may have few, or even no, jobs for humans, so we best find a way to transition to UBI else we wil end up with factories owned by an elite minority that have no employment overheads to pay but with products that no one has money to buy - go figure?

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what! you've missed the point of UBI. Yes there might be poeple with no paid jobs but every single person would get exaclty the same via UBI whether doing charity work, working or a life of leisure. Unless you are one of the brainwashed that you actually think people work mainly for money. If you remove the nessessity to have to work for money then that opens up immense oppotunities for us all. UBI distributes wealth evenly in the ever increasing automated world - ultimately one day in the future the world may have few, or even no, jobs for humans, so we best find a way to transition to UBI else we wil end up with factories owned by an elite minority that have no employment overheads to pay but with products that no one has money to buy - go figure?

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Guest: (579 days ago)
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"Heaven on Earth", communist utopia, that's best you have?
"Bread and Games" is more likely scenario.

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"Heaven on Earth", communist utopia, that's best you have?
"Bread and Games" is more likely scenario.

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