Could a Robot Revolution End Poverty Forever?

A Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Institute for Advanced Studies describes robot labor of the
future and an easy way to transition to a work-less economy!

“Goods and services are provided primarily by automated factories, transportation facilities, and retail suppliers,” and “to benefit everyone and threaten no one, we will need to devise a new form of capitalism that
provides an alternative to jobs as the primary source of income.”

He suggests the Federal Reserve fund stock accounts where profits flow to citizens, which “guarantees ordinary people a share in the wealth generated by advanced technology,” so “everyone can benefit from advanced machine intelligence, not only from lower costs and higher quality, but also from rising income from ownership of capital assets…

“It would usher in Abundance before 2050, and lead eventually to an every-person’s Aristocracy based on robot labor.”

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  • deadrevolution

    The title “Apocalypse Now” was derived from a 60's pamphlet Nirvana Now, based upon appropriation of tech by/for the people. These ideas flow against sensibility-pollution increases as the human race further engages in technophilia, humans have lived sustainably and continue to live sustainably in the 80 or so societies not destroyed by the dominant way of life on earth. Make no mistake, the earth is on fire, these ideas are responsible, just as we hear of the huger than first thought oil slick heading to Florida. What remains of nature still waits for us human animals to do right.

  • john

    this is hilarious. THUMBS UP!!!

  • Hadrian999

    assuming someone found a way to create this, why would the creators just give it away?
    the same goes for post scarcity ideas, if they ever happen the people who control them have no reason to abandon their profit and help mankind.

    • vicwiz

      because the creator would be someone evolved and compassionate. Not some scared common business man with short sided views

      • E.B. Wolf

        Besides wishful thinking, how do you come to that conclusion?

        • vicwiz

          I just have more power and know more about the future than you. Now stop being a cynic and supporter of waste land tactics and go eat some chocolate. You don't need to attack ideas that are ideal and good that just places more obstacles in front of them. This is a case that if you don't have anything good to say about it just sit and watch. Any one with a heart and imagination can dream about ideas and just the thought of them gives more power toward their realization. Now if you want the world to progressively decline as the current life styles can not be sustained due to the shear greed and destruction of life they require its your loss. A smart business man should know that the preservation of the environment and people around him is key to keeping the business game alive. Because without a world and people to make stuff there is no place to stack needless items in and no people to bark orders to. The time of the slave gods of industry is about to be over and humanity will finally be born out of this mess. Don't mess with me wolf or with the world. Just remember in times like this the logic of the past paradigms become obsolete, just watch out so you don't become obsolete with them. That would be a shame and we would have to name a dishwashing robot after you. Remember to smile!!!! And watch out for my wishful thinking, it will turn you world upside down if you attract enough attention to yourself. As the observer affects the world around him.

          • E.B. Wolf

            I guess someone took “The Secret” a bit too literally…..

          • vicwiz

            You have no idea…. nub why don't you buy some books from disinfo and inform yourself instead of just talking out of your… You need some help I feel as you are hopeless. You are not seeing the forest for the trees. In a few years we will see who is right you doom and gloom accept being a slave out look or my ideal vision of what is to become. God your life must be boring you don't write a lot in your responses. Go read some other site this site is for people who think outside the box. I'm sick of pseudo cynics that attack the wrong ideas.
            Maybe the cast from its always sunny in philadelphia can make you laugh, now they know how to take the secret literaly http://www.hulu.com/watch/44243/its-always-sunn

          • E.B. Wolf

            Thanks for the links, but you've already provided my daily dose of comic relief.
            Sweet dreams!

          • vicwiz

            you are fucking jaded. stop sucking on lemons. cynics eat onions

          • E.B. Wolf

            Guilty as charged.

            But, if you had responded to my original question with some tangible example of your claims, rather than switching to “attack and ridicule” mode the instant someone questions your simplistic and juvenile response to Hadrian's valid question, we could have avoided the nastiness which followed.

            “Because the creator would be someone evolved and compassionate.”
            Undoubtedly there are many creators with a beautiful, enlightened world vision. They've been screwed over by “short-sighted” business men on a quest for power throughout recorded history. Look up Nikola Tesla for an excellent primer.

            “The time of the slave gods of industry is about to be over.”
            On the contrary, they're just getting warmed up.

            If more positive thinkers actually listened to the world's cynics once in a while, imagine how many man made disasters could have been avoided. The recent economic collapse, the second Iraq war, NAFTA and all related “free market” scams, etc, etc…

            You have “more power” and know “more about the future”.
            What are you, psychic hotline?”

            Your “ideal vision of what is to become?”
            Hitler had an ideal vision of the world to come. So did Stalin and countless others.
            I shall now enter the above quote from the psychic visionary known as vicwiz into the record and label it Exhibit A as pertaining to the unchanged nature of mankind.

            My life must be boring because I don't write a lot in my responses?
            I won't even touch the logic inversion on that brain fart.

          • Anarchy Pony

            Why can’t you fuck off and die machine worshiper? All your bullshit paradigm will do is completely disconnect humanity from the natural and REAL world, which will die by being fed into the machine’s jaws for the consumption of the bourgeoisie class that humans become. Have you read no dystopian fiction before? That you cannot grasp the mindless fat useless people that everyone will become in such a system?

          • vicwiz
          • oman28

            I think I already have a dishwashing robot in my kitchen.
            Now it has a name.

          • vicwiz

            really you do? omg he has a dishwasher. prick that shit is not very efficient and it wastes tons of energy. Thanx for siding with the simple minded. Now go watch the idiot box. You have no passion and nothing to say. Drone.

          • oman28

            This utopia you speak of – will everyone in it be as nice as you?
            And what do I do with my dishwasher now ?

  • http://lovewithoutsound.tumblr.com adam

    the problem is we have no relation to anything we consume. This will only exacerbate the issue.

  • http://www.justchangingbags.co.uk/pd25-Brands-of-Baby-Changing-Bags.html Bryan

    It's of a big advantage but it can also affect the person's mentality and metaphysical being.
    every little thing that we must do would all be accomplished and assigned to robots.

    Baby changing bags

  • Wanooski

    Why can’t you fuck off and die machine worshiper? All your bullshit paradigm will do is completely disconnect humanity from the natural and REAL world, which will die by being fed into the machine’s jaws for the consumption of the bourgeoisie class that humans become. Have you read no dystopian fiction before? That you cannot grasp the mindless fat useless people that everyone will become in such a system?

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