The author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a atheist who thinks he can divine the future. This article might raise your blood pressure, but you need to read this from his own pen. On the other hand, Harari also speaks for the global elite on futuristic visions.
Universal Basic Income
UBI is a basic tenet of historic Technocracy, except that it was specified as an energy-based currency. However, if UBI is implemented, it can be converted to energy currency in a heartbeat, and nobody would have anything to say about it.
Istvan ran for President as the Transhuman Party Candidate; now he is running for governor in California as a Libertarian candidate. He is calling for Universal Basic Income for everyone.
Universal Basic Income is a mega-trend outcome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution where robots replace humans en-masse. Technocracy’s city-state concept will reduce the value of human labor to near-zero, requiring government support for all. This kind of subsistence living is tantamount to slavery.
UBI trials are being conducted in the U.S., Canada, Iceland and Brazil, while the global elite hold study groups. This is the downhill slide into Technocracy, and TN predicts that the ultimate global currency will be based on energy.
As technology displaces human employment, a universal basic income will replace all forms of welfare and unemployment benefits. This is also a key concept in historic Technocracy, where energy credits would be distributed equally to all citizens.
TN has been warning that robotics will displace so many workers that the government will be forced ot pay a univeral basic income to everyone. This outcome is already being ‘tested’ by Y Combinator. Universal basic income was a core element of Technocracy specified in the 1930s.
With 40% of all jobs already non-full-time (e.g., temporary. part-time or contingent), robotic automation is pushing the historical job paradigm off the cliff. The Global Elite Technocrats who are driving this 4th Industrial Revolution are already moving in the direction of establishing a universal basic income to pacify all the unemployed masses. However, that means that those masses become wards of the state and will automatically fall into the matrix of Technocracy.
Universal basic income—the proposal that everyone be paid a flat wage by the government, regardless of their economic status—is getting lots of attention these days…