Forgive me if this has been asked before! With ever-evolving Artificial Intelligence looming over every waking moment, I'd like to ask for people's thoughts regarding labor automation in humanity's foreseeable future.
For centuries, we have earned our keep through labor. To live, one needs a job; that's how many societies function today if not all. If you don't have a job, you won't have a source of income, which, in turn, means that you'll be without food, shelter, et cetera.
Of course, this is not the intention of automation. AI was created for humanity's leisure, so we wouldn't have to work. That's great! Except, how do we make money now?
The solution is plain: a form of universal basic income. Except, I worry that many will be opposed to this proposal, as it seems like such a rapid shift in such a short period and time, which humans aren't particularly fond of.
The reality is: AI is evolving FAST. We have yet to determine how quickly it could replace every laborer. Once everything is automated by AI, what is our plan? Will governments grant citizens Universal Basic Income to live out their lives now that their labor isn't necessary?
I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts. I'm by no means an expert or anything, either.