Will the next United States President be a Futurist? Well, quite possibly. Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, the founder of Venture for America (VFA), and a U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
He’s also on top of ideas that could propel the United States into the future, and help many out of poverty. His signature issue is support for what he calls the “Freedom Dividend”, a form of Universal Basic Income (UBI) for every American adult aged 18–64. He also talks about the effects of automation, geo-engineering, and artificial intelligence.
Note: I’m not supporting Yang formally, however I find it refreshing to see a progressive technologist in the race.
Take a look at some of his ideas.
Geo-engineering, asteroid detection, space force and more
CNN’s What the Future? interviewed Andrew Yang, a Democratic candidate for president of the United States who has made an answer to automation one of the central issues of his campaign. The tech-minded candidate shares his thoughts on drones, geo-engineering, asteroid detection, space force and more.
Universal Basic Income
Yang explains why he thinks every American over the age of 18 should receive a universal basic income of $1,000 each month.
Turning coal miners into coders is not the answer to automation
Yang discusses the greatest challenge of our time: automation and human-centred capitalism. – Currently, a person’s value is linked to the economic value of their job. So the soon-to-be-extinct coal miner should find new purpose by becoming a software coder, right? – That’s shortsighted, says Yang. One day soon, even the best coders will be outpaced by AI. We need to prepare for the inevitable future by shifting how we fundamentally think about human value.
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