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Andrew Yang's answer to automation is the effective obliteration of governing by consent. The UBI, which is what he's after, will ensure that people remain a ward of the state for eternity.
Right now I'm using a browser that allows me to make money by viewing ads, providing feedback, and tipping websites that I visit fowww.thenlbs.com... content consumption. Its a tokenized system call the Basic Attention Token and it runs on the Ethereum platform. This monetizes web browsing, filters ads and puts up a privacy wall between you and the advertiser. Everyone in this process makes money.
That browser that allows you to make money today you paid for it.
You paid for it by one of the following ways: you have a job, got it as a gift, or inherited money in order to purchase that computer that runs the browser and pays for your internet service provider to go online .
Downloaded it for free.
This is why I propose working these technologies into existing platforms to make them ready for IoT economies. This is already being done. Projects like IOTA's Tangle, which is a quantum resistant blockchain like technology, was designed to facilitate IoT transactions. www.iota.org...
I propose using the existing economic systems to help transition to a fully automated machine economy that I described in my essay. What I am saying is that there is a technology work-in that can benefit people without resorting to paying people off who are left behind by automation.
I think it unimaginative to simply offer people free money that isn't sustainable via industry. It will create a dependent underclass and I wrote this essay in the hopes that one day It will be seen as an alternative to this future the proponents of the UBI will implement.
BTW, I will answer the questions you have for me in that thread when I get home from work. Those are not hard answers to provide, they are just not short answers.