Robots taking our jobs? Tax them, says Bill Gates
In a drab meeting room of San Francisco’s city hall this week, the city’s leaders briefly confronted a brave, new world.
Robots will upend the very nature of work and further concentrate wealth among their owners, said Supervisor Jane Kim, who’s seen as a progressive in a city without a single elected Republican.
It’s time to consider taxing them.
“We must start redirecting a small percentage of these new profits to retrain and then re-employ human beings that are being replaced by these machines,” Kim said, calling for a hearing on the matter.
Elsewhere in the city, that future doesn’t seem so far off. Sleek delivery bots are gliding along sidewalks at a local permit rate of $66 per block, and driverless cars are back on the streets after a scuffle over a $150 state license. … see more
You may be interested
Daily Diet Soda May Take Toll on Your BrainNewsmaster - Apr 22, 2017
(NEWSER) – Diet soda might help with the waistline, but a new study suggests it's bad for the brain. Researchers…
TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL MARKETS TO START A BUSINESSDennis Hung - Apr 22, 2017
The world over has powerful markets with great business opportunities or business ventures that can yield profitable returns. Most often…
Become a Graphic Designer: 5 Tips for the BeginnersNewsmaster - Apr 22, 2017
Logo designing, creating ads for print, electronic and digital media, Photoshop presentations and website development are the few things that…