Some Americans are worried that their jobs may be taken over by robots. There is a good chance that we will start to become more automated as we become more advanced with robotics.
This is a big deal for Americans with self-driving cars threatening truckers and manufacturers replacing people with machines. But AOC claims there is nothing to worry about.
“At the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, today, Ocasio-Cortez attributed widespread fear of robots taking jobs to the failure of underlying systems that should mitigate income inequality and economic precariousness. “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” she says. “We should not feel nervous about the tollbooth collector not having to collect tolls. We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited about it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die.”
“The freshman congresswoman floated a proposal by billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates to tax robots at 90 percent to make up workers’ lost income from automation. “Whether it’s a tax rate, whether it’s distributing wealth that’s created by automation – if we approach solutions to our systems and start entertaining ideas like that, then we should be excited about automation because of what it could potentially mean,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez then mused that with adequate policies in place, introducing more robots into the workforce could allow society more time to dabble in art and science, and actually increase the pace of innovation, freeing up “more time enjoying the world we live in.”
“Not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage,” she said to loud applause.
So her idea is to tax the heck out of companies that are trying to reduce costs by using robots. I guess that’s one way to slow a technological revolution. But is she trying to create a welfare state where we all live off the govt? Is that the goal to take away all other means of living. Especially with her stance on gun control, she would cripple America.