[ExI] Parking a car with 12 neurons

Cryonica kryonica at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 15:50:38 UTC 2018

I only have 11 neurons.  Parking a car has always been a problem.  I sold mine 2 years ago. Its metallic paint had been repeatedly damaged by poor parking.  I demand self-driving vehicles.  And a basic income so that I won’t have to worry about destitution.  What a basic income will ensure is first of all the end of the anxiety of losing your job or your income.  The anxiety related to survival. To the danger of the exploitation that affects the destitute. They have no bargaining power. Those with means can treat them as they please. Hence slavery and harassment. For those of us with less than 12 neurons, a BI is the one way to ensure our freedom, dignity and quality of life in a world in which jobs will become luxuries as rare as palaces, clean clothes and meat once were. As Virginia Woolf wrote: we must have a room of our own and £500 pounds a year - or their 2100 equivalent.  No BI means a monopoly on dignity and security for the haves.  A nightmare for everybody else.  How could such almost universal misery be justified in a world of practically zero cost manufacturing and jaw-dropping abundance?

> On 24 Oct 2018, at 15:52, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many people can't park a car. Perhaps they have less than 12 neurons?
> Technology creates jobs, but it eliminates jobs much faster. In a few
> decades, the majority of people won't have a job, because there aren't
> enough jobs that need human workers. I don't see how future societies
> will survive without introducing a basic income that allows everyone
> to live a modest but decent life, without needing to steal and kill to
> survive. This is not incompatible with libertarianism, but it's
> another kind of libertarianism.
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 4:20 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A machine with only 12 artificial neurons can now park a car.
>> https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/vuot-aip102318.php
>> Millions of people in the USA make their living driving trucks and cabs and busses, they will soon be out of a job and they will not like that one bit. And most of them live in red states. That's why I say it would not be wise for libertarians to stick their head in the sand and pretend they can continue on with their old ideas just as they always have and society will not tear itself apart.
>> As Bob Dylan said, the times they are changing.
>> John K Clark
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