This Is How We’ll Survive After Robots Have Taken Our Jobs

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This article originally appeared in YES! Magazine, where it was tweeted by Ralph Nader this weekend, then picked up this morning by AlterNet where it is now featured on the homepage.

It’s about addressing the threat of technological unemployment (the large-scale loss of jobs to automation) by expanding who ‘owns the robots’ — i.e. who owns the companies that are doing the automating. The focus is on a novel approach called “platform cooperatives,” which is what would happen were Uber or Airbnb to be owned by its users.

 

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  1. Very interesting, and great exposure for you! I saw an amazing piece on CBS Morning News about AI in agriculture. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/artificial-intelligence-could-revolutionize-farming-industry/ Try to watch it. Their problem is the inability of finding workers, therefore having to resort to AI.

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