I am a fan of what automation will do because I’m a fan of what automation has *already* done.

While the final conclusion, (the either/orness of the rich-get-richer vs basic income) doesn’t seem to naturally flow from the rest of the article, nevertheless, I am a fan of what automation will do because I’m a fan of what automation has *already* done.

To me, it’s a progression that’s been happening for a very long time and I’m glad for it.

The reason why the either/orness doesn’t hold for me is there is a LOT of variety between a) increasing income gap and b) basic income

But on principle I agree with basic income.

My interest is more the progression into greater and greater automation as ultimately being better for societies as a whole, however their economic systems end up.

Naive on my part? Not really. It’s just that economics is far too complicated to reduce to a binary choice and biased by my general skepticism of Utopian vision.

But I like the progress just the same.

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