If we get to the point where mankind no longer has to work to live (universal 
basic income), then I fear we will come to experience intimately what the old 
saying hints at, "An idle mind is the devil's playground." It will be the end 
of any really productive society. Or else what will develop is a society where 
a minority elite class of people are forming the culture, and the relatively 
poor masses, dependent on welfare will be their subjects. I don't see either of 
those as, "good news" Sam Altman's faith notwithstanding.

Bob S

On Jan 25, 2023, at 10:49 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode 
<use-livecode@lists.runrev.com<mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote:

The good news is that even Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, believes that the 
productivity gains from automation advancements will be more than sufficient to 
provide strong returns for shareholders even while paying a sort of "robot tax" 
that allows humans to enjoy a Universal Basic Income.

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