Elon Musk has claimed that all existing monotonous jobs will soon be completely eliminated, at least for humans, who will be replaced by robots. In time, they will even do the creative work of the intellectuals, and will be perfectly capable of performing jobs that were long unthinkable. It is also very timely, these robots have been promised for many years, and it seems that now is the time for these promises to be fulfilled. In this context, Elon Musk spoke about the basic income that will be essential in the future, as masses of people will lose their livelihoods. Perhaps Elon Musk is trying to ease his conscience when he talks about giving a little change to people who are out of work? In fact, the basic income makes people more vulnerable than ever before. That is clearly the aim. In fact, a few rich people and their allied states are taking away your livelihood, your existence, your opportunities for a few dollars.
You could say that they are shitting all over everything that a society is now built on, generating irreparable damage. From then on, there is no need to learn, because there is no point, since we have the money to live on, thus removing the need for a better, more evolving world. That is one way of looking at it, and that is the way many people see it. But what has learning really been about for the last few hundred years? Increasingly, it has been about filling students’ heads with all sorts of useless information, in the process making them hate school, the whole process of learning and even reading itself. Are you sure that was the right thing to do? Are we sure that it was the normal way we humans have lived up to now? Society became the way it is because the school that was supposed to lay the foundations may have laid the wrong foundations and set the wrong example. Albert Szent-Györgyi, our eminent scientist, explained in detail a hundred years ago what the problem was with education breaking children’s souls and clipping their wings, but everyone just took him at his word and everything went on as before, in the old, rusty old way.
Some believe that the time will come for the profligate scroungers and parasites, as is usually the case under communism, and the deprivation of the livelihood of the hard-working will be applauded. All I can say to that is that one can build an existence without having to worry about gas bills and food, one simply has to find something in which one can fulfil oneself, in which one can fulfil oneself, in which one finally has a sea of time at one’s disposal. That the elite who control the processes are not the least bit philanthropic, and that people will starve for the rather meagre amount of money they receive, while even this meagre amount is tied to certain conditions, such as vaccines? Yes, I am perfectly aware of that. In any case, the age of robots is bound to come, just as the industrial revolutions are bound to come, but the question is whether or not those who control the process put the interests of humanity first?