WEF 2016: Robot dances for basic income

25.01.2016 - Davos, Switzerland - Pressenza Berlin

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WEF 2016: Robot dances for basic income

With its world premier taking place in Davos: The first non-human participant attended the World Economic Forum. “Dancing robot” advertised for an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) as a solution for the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution. Switzerland will be the first country globally to decide about the introduction of an UBI, in June 2016.

At the media conference, Dancing Robot delivered the “Declaration of Davos”. This says: “An Unconditional Basic Income is the best answer to the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution”, the leading topic of WEF 2016.

Swiss police briefly interrupted the media conference and double-checked the robot for possible threats. Finally, the police-officers classified the robot as “not dangerous”. furthermore, the “declaration” explains: “We want to help humans. But we do not want to bring them into existential difficulties by taking over their jobs. That’s the main challenge of the 4th industrial revolution,” so the robot claimed, “we want that humans receive a secure income.”

Switzerland will be the first country to decide about the introduction of a UBI. The UBI stresses the topic of human self-determined freedom, asking: “Would you work, if you would unconditionally receive an income? How much do you trust yourself and others?” The main idea of an UBI-based security is that it meets the basic needs of human life unconditionally.

Robots for Basic Income: www.basicincome2016.org

 

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