with a universal basic income
Has he done the math as to how much that would cost?
Almost nothing, if the robots are doing almost everything.
Universal basic income is good and all, but with free time, leisure and this supposed surge in creativity also comes all sorts of problems that happen when you have a bunch of people with nothing else to do.
There have always been a largish (10%-30%) proportion of the population who are able adults but not holding a job. They don't just go rioting or drinking themselves to death. The hope is that more leisure and abundance will decrease conflicts and extreme ideology, which is at the source of many of today's problems.
Who else is going to take care of the old people in developed countries and the new babies in the developing countries?
Who will take care of elderly robots though? But this is all irrelevant. Where is my fembot?
To say that the longer flight paths will add enough carbon dioxide to increase the turbulence even more is just plain silly. This is a second order effect.
"We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievement." -- Richard J. Daley