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Universal Basic Income agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

An entrepreneurial culture thrives when it’s easy to try lots of new ideas. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things. There is something wrong with our system when I can make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by FinUnions, Largest Trade Union of Finland

Finland’s basic income experiment is unworkable, uneconomical and ultimately useless. Plus, it will only encourage some people to work less.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Patrick Diamond, Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London

A more effective and convincing strategy for the centre left is to strengthen, reform and revitalise welfare states and social policies
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Jack Ma, Alibaba founder

Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on all sorts of industries and walks of life. If trade stops, war starts.
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

A carbon tax in the United States would not be an effective way of confronting climate change. The world needs an “energy miracle” in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions while expanding energy production around the world. The way that happens is to spend on clean-energy research.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Ray Kurzweil, Author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist

Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new ideas, develop new industries — and free-up people to work on important future projects. This practical social support program can grow as science & technology rapidly evolve, becoming part of world abundance.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

It would give individuals a safety net and a place from which to acquire new skills. However, we might not be ready to accept the idea of paying people for "no reason." I advocate instead providing this income in exchange for their studying
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Randy W. Schekman, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

I find it surprising that groups that are very supportive of science when it comes to global climate change, or even, for the most part, in the appreciation of the value of vaccination in preventing human disease, yet can be so dismissive of the general views of scientists when it comes to something as important as the world’s agricultural future.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Yanis Varoufakis, Economist, former Greek Minister of Finance

Either we are going to have a basic income that regulates this new society of ours, or we are going to have very substantial social conflicts that get far worse with xenophobia and refugees and migration and so forth.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Stephen Hawking, British physicist

The primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator. Investor at Reddit, Stripe, Change.org, Pinterest and many others

Development of superhuman machine intelligence is probably the greatest threat to the continued existence of humanity.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Martin Wolf, Chief economics commentator at the Financial Times

We will need to redistribute income and wealth. Such redistribution could take the form of a basic income for every adult, together with funding of education and training at any stage in a person’s life
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

Worrying about the rise of evil killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation and pollution on Mars before we've even set foot on it - an unnecessary distraction
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Robot Tax agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.
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Robot Tax disagreed by David Kenny, IBM’s senior vice president for Watson and the company’s cloud platform

The solution to AI taking jobs Is training, not taxes. AI has massive potential. Taxing this promising field of innovation is not only reactionary and antithetical to progress, it would discourage the development of technologies and systems that can improve everyday life.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society

I am very happy eating transgenic maize. Genetically modified foods can make a difference: adapted to drought or more nutrients in a crop such as Golden Rice, in which precursors of vitamin A are introduced and can help prevent childhood blindness.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Enrique Dans, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger

Utopia? Not at all. We need to advance the discussion and make politicians understand that it is the only way forward. And if we don’t move forward, we’re going to end up in a place none of us is going to like.
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Climate change is real agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Climate change is the greatest long-term threat facing the world, as well as a danger already manifesting itself as droughts, storms, heat waves and flooding.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer

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Universal Basic Income agreed by Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor

A minimal guarantee with regard to income, it seems to me as almost inevitable in terms the direction that the structural changes of our economy are taking us in.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Brian Eno, Artist

The basic income is needed to serve the creative genius of the community (i.e. the ‘scenius’)
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by TP Karlsson,

The flaw in "Arhmahgawd, we're so, like dead, or whatevah, you know, because, like, skybet.." makes the mistake of giving AI human traits, where only the paranoid survive. Same goes for aliens. Lets get the red pill out o' niaw'
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Foreign aid keeps americans safe agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

More than 120 retired generals and admirals recently wrote a letter to Congress arguing that U.S. aid programs are critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Andy Stern, Author Raising the Floor; Richman Center, Columbia University; Former President SEIU

We're about to lose some of the most basic programs we had [because of technology], like Medicare, potentially. I don’t think there's any proof that it's any more politically feasible to hold on to what we have than to build on a big new idea.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Thomas Piketty,

I have difficulty in understanding those who insist on wishing to pay a basic income of 500 Euros per month to those earning a salary of 2000 Euros, and then deduct the same sum by raising their taxes deducted at source.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Bob Greenstein,

UBI would replace virtually every program in the federal budget focused on low- or moderate-income people. No food stamps. No Medicaid. [...] I share the goals; I just don’t think you can get there from here. And I want to focus on progress we can make.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Kris, Yes we can

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Brexit disagreed by Kris, Yes we can

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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

AI potentially more dangerous than nukes
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Climate change is real agreed by L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I urge everyone to join us in rising to this historic challenge.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Jerry Taylor,

The cost of a carbon tax (likely less than 0.8% of GDP) is well south of the expected costs of warming by 2100 (as mentioned earlier, a conservative 3.6% or more of GDP).
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Dr Robert Gross, Director, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College Londo

Carbon taxes are doomed to fail because they do little to drive what is needed most: innovation that generates affordable clean energy that all 7 billion humans will want to adopt, not out of altruism or coercion, but out of self-interest.

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