Elon Musk claims that universal basic income (UBI) - essentially, free cash handouts - "will be necessary over time if (AI) artificial intelligence takes over most human jobs."
Humans DO NOT need to compete with artificial intelligence (AI) and robots for jobs! That absurd idea is the result of mind control methodologies used on us for millenia by increasingly covert social engineers and political controllers. Humanity has been brain washed to believe that civiliised life requires that society must use money and live in hierarchial power structures based on money. The money meme is a false and fraudulent construct. Human welfare, abundance and civilised society depend on productivity using human ingenuity and energy acting on the physical natural resources provided by the planet. At best, money is merely a means to grease the wheels of commerce, ie it is a means for facilitating the exchange of goods and services. Money doesn't create anything, people do.
Because of irreversably rapid AI, robotics and technological developments, the future will not need all of our labour in order for us to survive and thrive. Human labour is generally less productive than the cheaper machines replacing them to the point that not only will we fail to justify more jobs and higher wages, we can no longer justify the jobs and wages that we have now, as massive global unemployment and underemployment evidences. Unlike in the first and second industrial revolutions, technology isn’t making our work faster or more productive, its replacing the need for much of our work altogether.
Because of AI and robots, humanity is on the verge of experiencing genuine freedom and abundance free from the constraints of physical work and slavery, provided that individual greed and corruption is not allowed to flourish. This can only happen if we learn to share and care for everyone instead of ego-centrically striving to accumulate wealth and hence the ability to exercise power over others. That means that both individually and collectively humans need to undergo a radical increase in consciousness that will enable individuals to focus on service to others more than self. Moreover, to experience that true freedom, a critical mass of society must attain that higher consciousness.
Increasing human consciousness is evolving NOW due to increasing awareness influenced by technological changes like the internet and increases in incoming divine energies from the centre of the galaxy. Those who respond positively to these changes will remain with this planet after the coming planetary Magnetic Reversal and their increased consciousness will result in improved attitudes to life, the universe and everything which will translate into a moneyless global society in due course.
The only effective solution for society to succesfully cope with AI and robots replacing the need for everyone to work full time is for humanity to transition to a situation in which each local community OWNS and CONTROLS the necessary life preserving and enhancing productive resources, factories and facilities within its locale so that local production can be shared equitably with all members of the community. To be truly effective this needs to be done on a local rather than a centralised basis with each community trading on a collective basis with other communities for products and services not produced locally. Mega cities and nations are too large and centralised for them to constitute a single community for this purpose.
This scenario will require elimination of private ownership and control of money creation and distribution, and of the so-called means of production. To assist in achieving these outcomes communities needs to transparently control money creation and its equitable INTEREST FREE distribution. Concomitantly, the current tyrannous control of corporate governments, banks and trans-national and other mega corporations must be eliminated and the ill gotten wealth fraudulently accumulated, by their covert owners hiding behind the ‚ ¨corporate veil¨, must be expropriated and equitably redistributed. Presumably this will occur once Presidents Trump, Putin and Xi and other governments that assist them, have drained the global 'swamp' and restored the rule of divine (cosmic) law on this planet.
This process needs to include elimination of the current so-called legal personhood of corporations that gives them superior status and benefits to those of real flesh and blood human beings. In future communal corporate enterprises need to be subject to direct supervision and control by duly authorised members of the community in which they operate, and those supervisors must be held personally responsible for the actions and failures to act, when necessary, of the enterprises they operate.
Our world is experiencing poverty and chaos because a tiny group of individuals OWN and/or control the money creation and distribution mechanisms used by humanity, and hence they control virtually all the means of production of the goods and services needed for human survival and abundance. THAT must change. Each community needs to control such enterprises directly, transparently and subject to adequate audit. Such control will enable communities to equitably distribute societal production. This will eliminate poverty and result in abundance for all. And of course every community must control the development and usage of artificial intelligence. Machine intelligence cannot be allowed to dominate or control humans in any way.
If these things are not done to control the problems that will increasingly and inevitably arise as a result of advances in AI and robotics, humanity will again sink into the¬ corruption, enslavement and dystopia which, by the grace of the Creator, we are about to avoid.
For some discussion of potential problems relating to unemployment under our current system see eg: The Permanent Unemployment & Underemployment Economy ‚ ¨ http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Permanent-Unemployment-Underemployment-Economy.shtml].
Jack Joseph @Jack_Frodo16 JunReplying to @elonmusk
Didn't you support universal basic income?
[Ron: No one should support universal basic income (UBI).
As regards guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income (UBI) because technological developments or Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eliminate the need for much human labour in the future I note that although this may be true for most “tasks” the solution is not some form of UBI as suggested but rather humanity needs to rise to a higher level of consciousness as discussed above. THAT will result in us becoming more human instead of being zombie slave automatons constantly scrabbling for employment, “money” and status, as is our situation today. Arguably there will always be some ‘human’ work for us to do in a service to others environment but the drudgery will dissipate and we will have amply time and opportunity to indulge in governance matters, study, invention, arts and crafts and all the activities that make us more human.
A UBI presumes that we must maintain the status quo as regards “money”, governance (ie keep Big Welfare Governments that have a monopoly on force, violence, taxation, education and virtually everything else.). It also presumes that current unjust and divinely unlawful legal systems that mandate personal income taxation and ownership and control of virtually all land and the planet’s physical assets intrinsically belongs to the OWNERS of corporations and governments.
A UBI also assumes that the current global financial and economic system will be maintained and that those who currently OWN the corporations that OWN governments and multi-national corporations and such, will continue to OWN them. That proposition is untenable if we are to survive as humans here. Corporations have been given more legal rights than humans on this planet (see eg: Citizens United v. FEC: Corporate Personhood Must be Eliminated if Humanity is to Survive. – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Citizens-United-v-FEC-Corporate-Personhood-Must-GO-if-Humanity-is-to-Survive.shtml ) and that, together with the money meme and private control of money creation and its usurious distribution, is the reason for our present dystopic global predicament.
Provision of a UBI, or “free money” or a “debt jubilee” will not eliminate criminal banksters and their practices. What is required to permanently resolve these problems is ELIMINATION of the money meme but failing that, every community needs to transparently control money creation and its equitable INTEREST FREE distribution. Concomitantly, the current tyrannous control of corporate governments, banks and trans-national and other mega corporations must be eliminated and the ill gotten wealth fraudulently accumulated, by their covert owners hiding behind the “corporate veil”, must be expropriated and equitably redistributed.
This process needs to include elimination of the current so-called legal personhood of corporations that gives them superior status and benefits to those of real flesh and blood sovereign human beings. In future communal corporate enterprises need to be subject to direct supervision and control by duly authorised members of the community in which they operate and those supervisors must be held personally responsible for the actions and failures to act, when necessary, of the enterprises they operate.
Our world is experiencing poverty and chaos because a tiny group of individuals OWN and/or control the money creation and distribution mechanisms used by humanity, and hence they control virtually all the means of production of the goods and services needed for human survival. THAT must change. Each community needs to control such enterprises directly, transparently and subject to adequate audit. Such control will enable communities to equitably distribute societal production resulting in abundance for all. If that is not done, any and all schemes to provide “free money” or UBI however described, will NOT solve the problems that will increasingly and inevitably arise as a result of electronic and technological advances. See eg: The Permanent Unemployment & Underemployment Economy – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Permanent-Unemployment-Underemployment-Economy.shtml.
As a result of electronic and technological advances humanity is on the verge of experiencing genuine freedom and abundance free from the constraints of physical work and slavery provided that individual greed and corruption is not allowed to flourish.
BUT to experience this true freedom human societies need to undergo a radical increase in individual and community (global) consciousness which will result in individuals focussing on service to others more than self. That increase in consciousness is underway NOW due to increasing awareness influenced by technological changes like the internet and increases in incoming divine energies from the centre of the galaxy. Those who respond positively to these changes will remain with this planet after the coming Planetary Magnetic Reversal and Earth Changes; and their increased human consciousness will result in improved attitudes to life, the universe and everything that will translate into a moneyless global society in due course. So be it.
See eg: How to Fund a Universal Basic Income Without Increasing Taxes or Inflation - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/How-to-Fund-a-Universal-Basic-Income-Without-Increasing-Taxes-or-Inflation.shtml
See also: Caught On Video: This Is All That's Left Of Sears Canada - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Caught-On-Video-This-Is-All-That-s-Left-Of-Sears-Canada.shtml
And: Russia's small-scale organic agriculture model may hold the key to feeding the world - https://www.naturalnews.com/037366_Russia_home_gardens_food_production.html#ixzz2kLypw7Yq].
Universal income will be necessary over time if AI takes over most human jobs [Ron: No it won't. See discussion above.].
9:11 AM - Jun 16, 2018
In November 2016, Musk previously told CNBC that automation would lead to the need for cash handouts; CNBC now reports:
"There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation," Musk told CNBC. "Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."
[Ron: Of course Elon Musk says he doesn't know what else can be done. After all he, like all of his corporatist, plutocratic ilk, doesn't wish to give up his extraordinarily privileged billioniare monopolistic position in the current dystopic global slave economy.].
This comes as artificial intelligence is replacing more and more jobs daily. Last month, Activist Post reported that University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aimed to bring ‘game-changing' benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers in the hospital.
Recently Activist Post also reported that even finance wasn't safe from the robot apocalypse. China Construction Bank (CCB) opened a Shanghai branch run entirely by robots in a testing phase for finance with little to no human involvement.
Robots are beginning to take over every aspect of society. They are also headed for retail businesses delivering freight and eliminating truckers. But, again, robots malfunction. In fact, it sounds quite dangerous allowing a freight truck to drive itself; if the sensors break down on a big rig truck going 60-70 MPH, that's potentially 40 tons barreling down the highway unattended except by artificial intelligence. As Activist Post reported back in March, Uber had to halt nationwide testing of its A.I. vehicles following the death of a pedestrian in Arizona. And that was a car actually attended by a human back-up operator.
Automation clearly isn't a foolproof technology, and it can also be exploited by hackers for malicious purposes that could even include programming a bot to kill an individual.
I also foresee McDonald's and other fast food chains and big corporations like Wal-Mart potentially being robbed as people steal products while a single human attends the machines.
Not even journalists are safe from robot replacements.
[Ron: Most journalists today are mere stenographers taking their "instructions" from editors who take their 'riding instructions' from globalist Deep State controllers. As such, there is very little difference between MSM journalism today and their "feared" robotic replacement. The faux news and information being disseminated now is already being centrally compiled, organised and distributed electronically by covert globalist controllers.].
All this sets a potentially dangerous precedent. We already have a lack of work - what happens when the great robot apocalypse occurs? Things aren't going to be pretty. With robots taking our jobs, who will afford these products? One potential solution is to shift away from a monetary economy and more towards a self-sustainable resource economy like the proposed "Venus Project."
Even fast food chains and restaurants in the past few years like McDonald's have decided to experiment to see if they can replace workers with robots. While McDonald's or any business isn't going to replace workers overnight, the transition will happen quicker than a lot of people think.
In other news, just to further the divide between humans and machines, a robotic A.I. by IBM dubbed Project Debater beat a human being in a debate, CNET reported.
"From our perspective, the debate format is the means and not the end. It's a way to push the technology forward and part of our bigger strategy of mastering language," Aya Soffer, who runs IBM Research's global AI team said. "In general, computers are lagging significantly in understanding and being able to express themselves. If we expect AI to be useful, being able to communicate with people is critical."
The Tesla founder has previously said that artificial intelligence is potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons. That's a shared thought with scientist Stephen Hawking, who also previously warned that "artificial intelligence could spell the end for the human race If we are not careful enough because they are too clever."
This is the beginning of The Terminator movie, as even scientists agree that machines will begin to think for themselves in the near future and could be a threat to the human race.
To highlight that point of being "more dangerous than nuclear weapons," meet MIT's serial killer artificial intelligence Norman, a disturbed image-captioning A.I. obsessed with murder. What will science create next?
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