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 <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> 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. _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode