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Autonomous labor could mean big changes in the future for the workforce. Robots are on a steady slope to eliminate millions of jobs over the coming decades. Stowe Boyd, lead researcher for GigaOM Research, believes by 2025 “Pizzas will not be delivered by teenagers hoping for a tip. Food will be raised by robotic vehicles, even in small plot urban farms that will become the norm, since so many people will have lost their jobs to ‘bots. Your X-rays will be reviewed by a battery of Watson-grade AIs, and humans will only be pulled in when the machines disagree.” With all of these jobs being done by autonomous workers what happens to the people the robots replaced? They will be forced to either find other jobs or find ways to do their current job …show more content…
For instance, while in between jobs a person would be able to maintain a decent living while looking for another place of employment. It could also help the crime rate. If everyone has what they need there is no real need to take from others, because you're secure and comfortable with the things you already have. Universal income could also force employers to give their workers better hours. People can start saying no to being overworked and underpaid because they no longer need to hours to survive. Also there would be little to no poverty even with jobs being taken by robots because people will always have at least one steady source of income to help them make it and build upon. In his 1967 speech, "Where Do We Go From Here," Martin Luther King Jr. said: "I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income." Years later and basic universal income would still be a great asset to this day. Not just as a

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