We need a job guarantee for machines. Let's make sure there's a machine for every single one of our shitty jobs.
— Scott Santens (@scottsantens) December 10, 2016
This guy Scott Santens has quite a racket going, and he bilked me out of $25 the other day along with lots of other people so he can essentially be assured a monthly income to do exactly what he wants to do. I couldn’t be more happy about it.
Scott essentially takes his $1000/mo he’s raked in to evangelize for Universal Basic Income, an idea whose time has come. A new economic paradigm is rapidly approaching in which, due to AI taking over for most human drudgery, it will be impossible and unnecessary for most adults to have a full time job. Most people are convinced that this is a catastrophe, and believe it will become an enormous problem for our society in years to come. Scott sees this as an opportunity for utopia, and I have to say I agree with him. This is one of the best distillations of his case I’ve read so far. I hope he succeeds in spreading this message far and wide and that it really catches fire. If so, I will have gotten more than my $25 worth out of the deal, and the world will be better for it.