Elon Musk says people should receive a universal income once robots take their jobs: 'People will have time to do other things, more complex things, more interesting things'
Elon Musk has said a universal income will eventually need to be adopted as human workers are replaced by robots.
"I think there's a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation," the founder of Tesla and SpaceX said in an interview with CNBC. "I'm not sure what else one would do.
"People will have time to do other things, more complex things, more interesting things," he added.
"Certainly more leisure time. And then we've got to figure out how we integrate with a world and future with advanced AI."
"Ultimately," he said," it would need to be some kind of improved symbiosis with digital super-intelligence."
In Britain, the RSA think-tank has proposed an ambitious basic income system to replace the welfare system. The Fabian Society has meanwhile proposed a basic income-like payment to complement existing benefits.