Cashier, truck driver and Retail salesperson are three of the most common jobs in America, but they’ll soon be the most uncommon ones due to automation. The solution? A Universal Basic Income as right of citizenship.
Amazon is already using cashier-less stores, soon everyone will do the same. The reason is simple, it’s far less expensive and much faster than busy lines.
“you won’t see a single cashier, cash register, or self-service checkout stand. Such things have no place in the future. You simply walk in, grab what you need, and go.”, a CNN report mentioned recently.
Similarly, the truck driver job position will also disappear and for a reason, driver-less cars are already being sold to business and as a result, truck drivers will just be useless in the near future.
There are literally hundreds of job positions that are in danger of disappearing due to automation and AI technology replacing them.
Many may now think that this is bad, but it’s actually really good. Not only robots will do a better job at it, but it will allow people to do more useful and creating things, that’s the reason we started working in the first place.
Over the centuries, humanity usually progressed, the needs are always changing depending on the demand for economic growth. Today’s situation has made the idea of a universal basic income be booming like never before, and for good reason.
In the industrial age, people were needed in order to run the machines and therefore generate wealth, so, labor force was needed, so schools with today’s form appeared.
Students are sitting in lines, just like in factories, and they have to obey the teacher, just like workers obey their supervisor. It’s crystal clear, school is a factory that produces an outdated product.
Today, we have automated systems in factories and the need for labor force is constantly decreasing, if it continue that way, it’ll reach zero soon.
Schools seems kind of useless (at least in their current form) today, as we are not in the industrial age anymore, so this kind of worker has no demand.
The rise of populism proves that the economy is no longer working for everyone, the miracle of Capitalism has reached its end, and the reason is simple, it succeeded.
We now can do almost anything, and fully automated, workers can now become entrepreneurs, as automation can do the hard work and generate the wealth, while people can do something more advanced.
A universal basic income would give an upgrade to our current economic system, and directly lift the living conditions of everyone, and change forever what it means to “make a living”.
Trump was elected because we automated away a ton of manufacturing jobs, according to Andrew Yang, an American entrepreneur running for President in 2020 on a platform based on a universal basic income plan.
People will always work to improve every aspect of humanity, but in order for that to happen, people much give up the old way of thinking and establish UBI system under which everybody’s survival will be guaranteed, and people will be able to do more advanced stuff.
Now that we created something to do the hard work, we can relax and work on what is actually needed in order to push the human kind forward. We don’t need more useless jobs, we need a system of advanced Capitalism, the evolution of Capitalism, its next stage.
A universal basic income will not create dependence to the government, it will do the exact opposite, it will allow people to start their own business or change job positions without the fear of poverty and failure.