New Economic Perspectives has the post LOW EARTH ORBIT—A Preview. For years, I have been trying to get people to imagine this scenario, but most people just cannot wrap their minds around it. Perhaps this author has put the proper words together to reach people’s imaginations.
“Digital Labor,” it had come to pass, could produce—with enormous profitability—virtually everything the world’s consumers might want or need to buy. In the end, however, the consumers who were supposed to be doing the buying were not just out of work—they were unable to earn the money they needed to buy the products and services so “profitably” produced.
I have recorded the essential question embodied on this web site’s quote page.
Scott Santense – posted here June 3, 2015 – source
If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life. If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?
It is up to societies through their governments to reorganize the rules so that all “men” eat. When are we going to start? Not during the Trump administration will the rules change, but we can build the pressure for that change so that it begins to happen in 2020, maybe even in 2018. One thing that I can guarantee is that neither Hillary Clinton nor the DNC has the vision to even imagine this, let alone work for the necessary changes.