Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies) · 16 Feb 2018I think it is working. There will be other currencies like it that may be even better, but in the meantime there's a big industry around bitcoin. You know, people have made fortunes out of bitcoin, some people have lost money out of bitcoin.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 11 Feb 2018An 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.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 15 Dec 2017
agrees Net neutralityNet neutrality is the idea that the internet should be free and open for everyone. If a service provider can block you from seeing certain content or can make you pay extra for it, that hurts all of us and we should have rules against it.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 09 Dec 2017
disagrees Social media threaten democracyWe'll keep working to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, and to ensure our community is a platform for all ideas and force for good in democracy. The data we have has always shown that our broader impact -- from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote -- played a far bigger role in this election [than mi... See More
Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 29 Nov 2017
disagrees Social media threaten democracyI felt sure that allowing anyone to publish information and making it easy to find would enhance democracy and the overall quality of political debate. However, the partitioning you talk about which started on cable TV and might be even stronger in the digital world is a concern. We all need to think about how to avoid this problem. It would seem strange to have to force people to look at ideas th... See More
Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 22 Sep 2017
agrees Carbon TaxThe push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.
Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana · 10 Sep 2017... As concern grows, Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna’s funding outfit is also paying attention, with several recent grants focused on the risks of AI, including one for $5.5 million.
Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 07 Sep 2017
agrees Robot TaxRight 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.
Ray Kurzweil, Author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist · 06 Sep 2017Adopting 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.
Bill Gross, Billionaire investor, Janus Capital · 06 Sep 2017Instead we should spend money where it’s needed most – our collapsing infrastructure for instance, health care for an aging generation and perhaps on a revolutionary new idea called UBI – Universal Basic Income. If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not?
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 02 Sep 2017I have pretty strong opinions on this. I am optimistic. I think you can build things and the world gets better. But with AI especially, I am really optimistic. I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios — I just, I don't understand it. It's really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible
agrees Disagree and commitThis phrase will save a lot of time. If you have conviction on a particular direction even though there's no consensus, it's helpful to say, "Look, I know we disagree on this but will you gamble with me on it? Disagree and commit?" By the time you're at this point, no one can know the answer for sure, and you'll probably get a quick yes.
Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal · 31 Aug 2017I really think there are two fundamental paths [for humans]: One path is we stay on Earth forever, and some eventual extinction event wipes us out
I don’t like the ‘Plan B’ idea that we want to go to space so we have a backup planet, we have sent probes to every planet in this solar system, and believe me, this is the best planet. There is no doubt. This is the one that you want to protect.
Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 31 Aug 2017More 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.
Jack Ma, Alibaba founder · 31 Aug 2017Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on all sorts of industries and walks of life. If trade stops, war starts.
Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO of SoftBank · 31 Aug 2017A superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
Clive Sinclair, Entrepreneur and inventor · 31 Aug 2017Once you start to make machines that are rivaling and surpassing humans with intelligence, it’s going to be very dificult for us to survive
Paul G. Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft · 31 Aug 2017Gaining a comprehensive scientific understanding of human cognition is one of the hardest problems there is. We continue to make encouraging progress. But by the end of the century, we believe, we will still be wondering if the singularity is near.
Ray Kurzweil, Author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist · 31 Aug 2017The existential threat from genetic technologies is already here: the same technology that will soon make major strides against cancer, heart disease, and other diseases could also be employed by a bioterrorist to create a bioengineered biological virus that combines ease of transmission, deadliness, and stealthiness, that is, a long incubation period. The tools and knowledge to do this are far mo... See More
Gordon Moore, Co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel. Proponent of Moore's Law · 31 Aug 2017The singularity is unlikely ever to occur because of the complexity with which the human brain operates
Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 31 Aug 2017I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent...A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.
Lady Mone, Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE, Entrepreneur, Startup Tsar for the Government · 31 Aug 2017
disagrees BrexitAt the end of the day we need to have stability… We need to get the country back, and the country going. And, yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing - if we weren't in the EU - but we are in the EU and I think it's too risky to come out.
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