Friday, March 17, 2017

Leave It To This Guy...

...To come up with a solution that doesn't ask any basic questions at all for why human labor as a commodity is no longer viable. Or ask any other basic questions about why any one person should have the disproportionate amount of power that such large accumulations of capital create in the first place.

I know. At least he's trying to buy his soul back with good works, and I do hope he continues with that. But it does little to look into a problem and ask the deeper questions that really need to be asked these days; especially when it concerns fundamental effects of technological change.

Rather than pretend that what we have can be fixed (when decades of trying to fix it have just made things worse) isn't it time even a money stalworth like him started thinking outside the cash register?

Could Bill Gates's Plan To Tax Robots Really Work?