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UBI(Universal basic income) will fail, here’s the real solution[Explicit]

So, future of work(from now on FOW), everyone discussing FOW is focusing mostly on the machine, AI, and ML aspects of it, but it leaves us a problem, what the fuck do we do with all the people on this planet? And UBI comes in, I believe UBI on paper is a good idea, but I believe it will fail, a few problems I see immediately:

What’s the solution?

Universal basic employment (UBE)

I searched for this term, and although google’s search autocompleted it, I found mostly articles related to UBI, and a few about guaranteed federal employment, something that was tried during the great depression, with mixed results: http://www.geo.coop/blog/basic-income-vs-job-guarantee

Benefits of UBE:

Here’s the catch

For UBE to work we need to change how work works, and this is what I’m focusing all my energy on.

Patreon created “A culture of learning”, which made the company rise up to a $450mm valuation, to put it very simply, treat people like people, and guess what? They will be happier and perform better, who knew?

My proposal is to scale Patreon’s culture to more companies, universities, and even governments(hey Tyler, if you’re reading, I wanna talk to you).

What changes does work need?

Most importanly:

Agile is a framework made to help software projects get done better and faster, but everyone uses it wrong, I want to fix it, and apply it to all problems in the world.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan

Let me repeat the first one: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

One more time: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Now bigger: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools


Got it? Then WHY are mostly all companies using agile do something like this:


Problems motivate people, and when you don’t label people to specific problems interesting things happen, people start to use their experience in one field to solve problems of another, let’s say a “Natural born engineer” is tasked with cleaning a warehouse… He’s probably gonna imagine something like this:

If you motivate him and harness that motivation, he might just make it a reality. If instead you remind him that “He’s just a cleaner”, he will believe it forever.

This gets even more interesting when we get into politics and science, the cure for cancer or the next breakthrough in farming that is needed to scale the population could be in the mind of a street sweeper, but it could also be in the mind of an executive that is pretty fucking tired of his commute and shit boss but the salary is too comfortable to let go.

(Labeling people to specific problems isn’t bad at all, an expert will be VERY good at very few things and will beat a “jack of all trades”, but only sometimes.) But here’s food for thought: an expert in one field can more likely become an expert in another field, such as this guy: Joshua Waitzkin

Anyway, I wrote what I wanted to for now, I hope to get good feedback and I desperately need people to work on this with me, I created a slack channel where we can discuss this(currently I’m the only one in there), please join! We can literally change the world, but I need you.

If you made it this far, PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND!

One more step for UBE to work:

I need your help to get this to the eyes of people such as Bill Gates and Elon Musk, please share/tweet/retweet, thank you!


Also, reddit discussion if you’re so inclined: https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/7uev7z/ocubiuniversal_basic_income_will_fail_heres_the/

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