“Do you want half of people to starve because they literally can’t add economic value, or not?” data scientist and entrenprener Jeremy Howard asked at Singularity University, the futurist think tank and incubator in Silicon Valley.

If the answer is not, he says, then the smartest way to distribute the wealth is by implementing a universal basic income — a system of wealth distribution based not on effort or skill level, but on the simple premise that everyone deserves the same amount to live comfortably. http://goo.gl/rUfYfv