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Opposition to a Universal Basic Income lies in how we think about the relationship between work and one's right to live.

Opposition to a Universal Basic Income lies in how we think about the relationship between work and one's right to live.

SubscribeWe’ve had numerous . At this point, we know that people constantly use the money for what they need. Even more so do we know that they benefit not only recipients but local communities as a whole.Still, we face resistance in actually implementing them. That lies far more in existing stereotypical beliefs of how we perceive the relationship between work and life.But opposition to a UBI has been a long-standing theme. The origins may date as far back as some biblical quotes. 2nd Thessalonians 3:10 states:The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.But the more modern of the...

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Oct 19
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The biggest problems we face, are social, not technological.

The biggest problems we face, are social, not technological.

SubscribePhoto by from I remember scrolling through Twitter as SpaceX was on the verge of history. They would soon be the first private company to launch NASA astronauts into space. A massive step towards making space exploration more accessible to the masses.I should have been excited. I wasn’t. I mean it hadn’t been because Musk had shown himself an utter idiot on matters of the pandemic. There was definitely that. But it had far more to do with the pandemic; not only the lives lost but far more obviously the sort of socio-political changes going on at the time.The protests had just...

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What does the Future of Work look like? These authors have a very vivid idea.

What does the Future of Work look like? These authors have a very vivid idea.

SubscribePhoto by on In 'The Future of The Professions', the father-son pair Richard and Daniel Susskind try to make the argument, that professions currently are an inefficient way of dispersing expertise and that due to this reason, there will be an alternate(primarily technological) means through which expertise will be distributed.In their words:In relation to our current professions, we argue that the professions will undergo two parallel sets of changes. The first will be dominated by automation. Traditional ways of working will be streamlined and optimized through the application of...

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Life Extension, Immortality, and Society. (Part 1)

Life Extension, Immortality, and Society. (Part 1)

SubscribeThis article is the first part of the series on life extension and immortality.A few weeks ago I referred to the. Yes, I’m young. But I see the decay the body undergoes and it leaves me furious. I’m not saddened or scared of something I’ve been indoctrinated to see as normal. I am far angrier at the fact that I am forced to see it that way. I have no choice. Since then, I’ve been thinking about the prospect of living longer. Even more so, I’d been thinking about the consequences of living longer. I had never realized how much of our society is shaped by the idea that death is a...

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Immortality and its Consequences.

Immortality and its Consequences.

SubscribeImage by  from Biotech and nanotech have a great potential for disruption to every human-made system we have today, including death. Below is a toy example of how immortality would completely change the structure of society, an example so simple it may seem silly, but which illuminates the principles clearly.Imagine that you've discovered a pill that can make you live forever, in perfect health, without aging. How would that pill change society? Consider the different kinds of positions available to humans in our society. Some are valued because of the intrinsic reward. If the pill...

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