The Automation Revolution

Some interesting observations and thoughts, here! I can’t say that I disagree…


Did you go to work today? Did you feel useful? Good.

But did you feel happy?

If you didn’t, you probably go to work only for the money. I believe that this should not be necessary. In fact, I have come to believe that every citizen should get a fixed amount of money for doing absolutely nothing. The concept – often referred to as universal basic income – might seem a bit insane, but it is now being tried out in several countries. The results so far are interesting: When people receive a fixed allowance of money on a regular basis, no questions asked, they tend to contribute better to society by taking initiative to generate something of value (crafts, part-time jobs etc), and they tend to spend more time with their kids.

How can this be? Most of us were brought up with the notion that work makes you…

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  1. dancingpalmtrees
    Feb 05, 2017 @ 15:38:43

    That’s great news. I’m all for the program since my subway commute to work and home is terrible.

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