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BUY “Read The Economic Singularity if you want to think intelligently about the future.” Aubrey de Grey Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones!).  It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money.  …

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By Calum Chace  |  March 9, 2018 One out of three ain’t good Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a fashionable policy idea comprising three elements: it is universal, it is basic, and it is an income.  Unfortunately, two of these elements are unhelpful, and to paraphrase Meatloaf, one out of three ain’t good.   The giant sucking sound The noted economist John Kay dealt the edifice of UBI a serious blow in May 2016 in an article (here; paywall) for the FT.  He returned to his target a year later (here) and…