All I Want For Christmas Is A Minimum Basic Income

Merry Christmas. Or Chanukah. Or Kwanzaa. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you got a year-end bonus — because the robots are coming for your job.

They’re coming whether you’re a taxi driver or a truck driver . They’re coming whether you’re a doctor or a lawyer . If your job involves repetition, or information processing, or data analysis, you’re at risk.

You’re at risk because they’re better than you . They never sleep. They never get sick, or take vacations, or go on parental leave. They never break up with a significant other or get caught up in petty workplace dramas. […]

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