Even with open borders and a global economy I think UBI is inevitable; the real question is whether we get there through carefully crafted laws and human compassion, or whether we get there kicking and screaming through half-measures and bureaucratic red tape.
Throughout history there was always a way to use additional labor productively (more farmers more factory workers more whatever), so we based our method of divvying up our resources by how much you contributed. Well with robots and drones, and self driving vehicles, and computers taking over jobs that used to need to be done by humans that system won't work. When there's only 50 jobs for every 100 people who need to make a living, something's going to have to give. We've already decided that we're generally not ok with the idea of our populace starving or being homeless, so we need to implement some sort of welfare system, the question really is what form it will ultimately take.
Your local teen can likely perform basic PC repair service in exchange for a couple of bucks, or a day off of chores. If not, he knows a guy that can.
Shhhhhh, let me keep my niche of the market a little bit longer.
If it weren't for the fact I'd be put on a government watchlist for the rest of my life, I might even suggest that perhaps the issue is more complex than we think.
Like almost everything, the issue IS more complex than we think. Drugs, for profit prisons, whether or not 'hitting your kids' is acceptable. You name a topic and I'm sure I can come up with a half dozen different sides to it. As for the government watch lists, I'm sure we're both on a couple dozen already. There's just the matter of 'is this an issue people care about right now'.
How can "the belief that climate change is a fraud" a conspiracy theory when climate change has yet to be proven? Climate change can be proven to be false just by going threw all the research, we already know there are many things that are wrong and edited data to make it look real
I'll admit that I haven't gone through ALL the research, but the research I have seen is pretty compelling that climate change exists. NASA has some good and well cited evidence in support of it here but if you're one of those people who refuse to change your mind even in the face of overwhelming evidence, I doubt there's much I can do to change your mind on the subject.
Sure, a techie (even a poor techie) could make that work. But when something goes foo-bar on that laptop, the teacher doesn't have the time to provide the free tech support to make it work again.
The disks are getting full; purge a file today.