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Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots

2015-10-22

If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.

via Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots.

Yes, it’s true, the smartest man in the world thinks that capitalism is bad.  Therefore, we should follow his advice, or he’s not the smartest man in the world– take your pick.

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