Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”
“People will have time to do other things, more complex things, more interesting things,” he told CNBC. “Certainly more leisure time. And then we gotta figure how we integrate with a world and future with a vast AI.”
“Ultimately, I think there has to be some improved symbiosis with digital super intelligence,” the Tesla CEO said.
What will happen if robots steal our jobs? It’s a question that’s been on the minds of both the proletariat and the bourgeoisie since the advent of artificial intelligence. Robots have already eliminated some factory jobs, but even so-called “creative” work is now threatened, with media companies using AI to generate news stories.