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Medium Article: John Oliver, Edward Snowden, and Unconditional Basic Income

Read the article I published on Medium on April 7th, 2015.

Summary: Both discussions of government surveillance and basic income require knowledge of present technology to better understand, and both therefore require simplifications to a single question we can all understand.

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April 13, 2015

"Yeah, but who's going to pay for it?"

Alan Watts answers the BIG question

"Money, Guilt, and the Machine" by Alan Watts

(The following text is what I personally transcribed from the above video originally uploaded to YouTube by AlanWattsLectures of a lecture given by philosopher Alan Watts circa late '60s)


So this goes very deep into us. It goes deep, deep, deep . . .

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April 10, 2015

Reddit, Robots, and Resources

Why I got into the idea of basic income and how we can go about implementing it

(The following is an edited transcript from my appearance on the Robot Overlordz podcast adapted for article form. You can read the original unedited transcript and also listen to the show in full here. A big thank you to Mike Johnston and Matt Bolton for the raw transcript and for having me on their show!)

The Origins of My Interest . . .

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April 06, 2015

Robot Overlordz Podcast Appearance

Episode 153 - "Basic Benjamin$!"

I was asked recently to be the guest for an episode of the Robot Overlordz podcast. As of today, the ep's now available to listen to over here.

My thanks to the guys over at Robot Overlordz for having me on the show! You can find more of their shows here.

And you can also follow their podcast on Twitter and Facebook.

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March 12, 2015

Yes, It Really is Different This Time

And Humans Already Need Not Apply

A conversation of increasing frequency, especially post-CGP Grey's excellent "Humans Need Not Apply":

Bill: We've been hearing about this technological unemployment crap for a long time. Every time someone has said, "It's different this time, " they've been wrong.

Ted: It's different . . .

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January 15, 2015

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