What I see in global brain is a world of abundance. A world where every single human has all of their basic needs met. The global goal, is to have shelter, food, water, etc. abundance for everyone. As we get closer to the 2020s this will become a necessity in the developed world. Why? Advancing ICT is going to take every single job that does’t require education.
Bus drivers? Computers.
Grocery story clerks? Computers.
Your local barista? Computers.
Janitors? Probably computers.
The result? First, as it says in the article, a healthy economy does not necessarily mean everyone has a job. Second, every single person now needs higher education. Higher education is going to become a right in the same way public primary and secondary school became a right throughout the industrial period. And if that’s the situation we are heading towards, we need to make sure that no one is worried about rent and food. The thing is, we already live in countries where no one should have to worry about rent and food. This isn’t 1950. Our societies are massively productive. We live in abundance. It just isn’t allocated properly because the system is fucked and unequal and the board is rigged against all of us who don’t have hundreds of millions of dollars.
So yes, there should be a Universal Basic Income (UBI). Will some people do nothing? Yes, that’s already the case. Does that matter? No it doesn’t. What will most people do? They will get an education and do things that they genuinely enjoy with their life. Could be anything in the arts, sciences, maths, entertainment, athletics, etc. Things humans actually like doing with their life.
For people like me, and a lot of other people in my generation who have educations but are in constant economic instability, this current economy is destroying our early lives and enslaving us with school and credit card debt. If I didn’t have to worry about rent or food, I could write far more academic articles, blog posts, invest money in online video, perhaps build a company related to evolutionary science education, etc. There are a ton of things I want to do. Not only does rent prevent me from doing them, but it prevents me from investing in myself.
But it’s everyone. How amazing would society be if everyone was able to explore the things that make humans so special in the first place? There are so many bright people who don’t try and make something of themselves because of their economic circumstance. Because school costs too much, or because their scared of losing their crappy dead-end job, because there are no jobs at all.
Universal Basic Income is the right step towards a better society.
All the water on Europa compared to all the water on Earth.
Objectivity is a myth of the white hetero-patriarchy.
white boy makes 35 complaints about women then says women complain too much: the video
Colonization, imperialism, and racism are a lot like Monster’s Inc.; they all run on fear.
Culture and Communication, Ithaca College
Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured.
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!
Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?
(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)
Enclose. Single-channel video 11 hours 2005. This video work deals with ideas of isolation, security, shelter and of shaping one’s own environment. The video …Crocheting a Cocoon
This video work deals with ideas of isolation, security, shelter and of shaping one’s own environment. The video documents an eleven-hour performance during which I crocheted myself into a cocoon using red yarn. I crocheted continuously without breaks and the video shows the entire performance in real-time.
Wacth the Video:
I saw this reblogged recently with just the caption “same,” no artist statement. I think that when you’ve gpoy’d the tumblariat it really speaks to a level of emotional truth embodied by a work.