Prof. Stephen Hawking, the last comment on reddit:
“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.”
Happy 80th birthday Prof. Hawking
@sl007 For such a thing to work we'd first need to redefine 'wealth' from cash to quiche, cause monetarily speaking if everyone was rich no none would be 🍜
A few years ago, a good friend of mine made a comment about the dystopian book I was reading, and how I should be reading William Gibson instead. I could only reply that cyberpunk stopped being fun when it became real.
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