Elon Musk Thinks Robots Will Take All Jobs So We Need Universal Basic Income

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 4:34am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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Elon Musk Thinks Robots Will Take All Jobs So We Need Universal Basic Income
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  • Elon Musk fears that the Field of Robotics will Takeover all the Careers

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, fears that the field of robotics will takeover all the careers leaving humanity high and dry. Maybe what we need is a universal form of money to counter this futuristic tendency.

Elon Musk has an opinion. It is that we will require a universal form of income due to the dangers of automation. He said in an interview that this way people will have other more important things to do.

These things will be more interesting than soul-destroying work. Leisure time will definitely be a priority that many will enjoy thanks to this scheme of things.

The integration of humanity with a world that is literally littered with artificial intelligence will be a precarious process. Just figuring out how to make the impossible possible is in itself a puzzle.

The CEO of SpaceX as well as Tesla said that ultimately we will have to reach a compromise of sorts. The symbiotic relationship with technology will require a lot of adjustments that will need to be made. It will take a passage through a time of troubles to achieve the harmony humanity desires so much.

The fact that one fine day in the future, robots may steal our jobs goes beyond the Marxist view of the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. While at present robots control many factory routine jobs, they are slowly taking up more creative roles as well.

Musk ultimately reasoned in CNBC interview that it all boiled down to a universal basic income. This would be the medium of exchange between man and machines.

The fact that finally human beings would be able to enjoy leisure time 24/7 all their lives will be a bonanza since then they could dedicate their lives to exploring, inventing and discovering.

Such issues as destitution and dereliction would vanish from the face of the earth. Our leisure would define us as much as our work. It will be a world of many choices and no compulsion. However, we need a reality check too.

All this looks good on paper, but its realization will take the ability to move mountains. You do not get anything you want for nothing. Ultimately a price will have to be paid.

The gap between now and then is so wide that it will take lifetimes to cover. As for the benefits of this system, which will be brought to light by the Capitalist West, it is not all peaches and cream.

The fact that human beings will suffer from boredom and will not know what to do with all that leisure time are just two of the contradictions that lie in the cards.

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