Tag Archives: UBI

Managing the magical money tree?

Dear Futurists, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Any advocate of greater public funding for the welfare state has to be ready with an answer to the above remark, which is based … Continue reading

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Shocking ideas: implants, money, consciousness…

Dear Futurists I don’t write in order to shock. But I expect that at least one – maybe more – of the news items below may provoke some visceral reactions. We all have our intuitions about what sorts of ideas … Continue reading

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Futurist activity at London Tech Week and beyond

Dear Futurists, As I write these words, London Tech Week is well under way. An estimated 55 thousand participants from 90+ countries are taking part in what is said to be over 300 tech-related events in and around London this … Continue reading

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London Futurists news, 17 May 2017

Dear Futurists, There are a few things I’d like to draw to your attention… 1.) Radicals – this Saturday, featuring Jamie Bartlett I had the pleasure a couple of evenings ago to watch Jamie Bartlett of Demos give a talk … Continue reading

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The case for Universal Basic Income

Accelerating technological unemployment, with increasing numbers of people being displaced from the workforce by automation, is likely to cause growing social disruption and increased social inequality and alienation. These developments strengthen the case for a new social contract, with appropriate … Continue reading

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