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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

agrees Basic Income
An 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.
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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

disagrees Basic Income
I do not believe in unconditional basic income because this just encourages people to be trapped in low skilled jobs without a meaningful path to climb up to do better work. So rather than to pay people to “do nothing” I would rather see a new “New deal” where we pay you to study because I think that today we know how to educate people at scale and the society is pretty good at finding meaningf... See More
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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

agrees Basic Income
It is one of the ways of addressing massive global inequality
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Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

agrees Carbon Tax
People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response.
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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

Worrying about the rise of evil killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation and pollution on Mars before we've even set foot on it - an unnecessary distraction.
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Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies)

disagrees Brexit
An exit would be very bad for British business and the economy as a whole.
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Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

agrees Carbon Tax
Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection.
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

agrees Basic Income
Either we are going to have a basic income that regulates this new society of ours, or we are going to have very substantial social conflicts that get far worse with xenophobia and refugees and migration and so forth.
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Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

agrees Basic Income
I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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Brian Eno, Artist

agrees Basic Income
The basic income is needed to serve the creative genius of the community (i.e. the ‘scenius’)
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
Brexit would be disaster for UK science
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Michael Sherwood, Co-CEO, Goldman Sachs International

disagrees Brexit
In all likelihood we would transfer a substantial part of our European business from London to a eurozone location – the most obvious contenders being Paris and Frankfurt.
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Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor

agrees Basic Income
A minimal guarantee with regard to income, it seems to me as almost inevitable in terms the direction that the structural changes of our economy are taking us in.
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Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize winner in Economics

agrees Basic Income
I am very much in favour, as long as we know how to apply it without taking away incentive to work at the lower end of the market
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Boris Johnson,

agrees Brexit
A vote to Remain will be taken in Brussels as a green light for more federalism, and for the erosion of democracy.
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Noam Chomsky, Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist

agrees Basic Income
It comes from the right wing originally. Milton Friedman proposed it for example. From his point of view it was part of an effort to undermine welfare state measures. But it doesn’t have to have a reactionary component. It can be interpreted as something progressive. That people have rights. In fact if you read the universal declaration of human rights, 1948, take a look at article 45. It says peo... See More
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

agrees Carbon Tax
I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
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Paul G. Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

Gaining 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.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I 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.
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Anke Hassel, Sociologist. Professor at the Hertie School of Governance. Director of Hans Böckler Foundation’s WSI

disagrees Basic Income
The basic income will further divide society and prevent social mobility. Those who, due to their family background, have good prospects for interesting employment and high income will maintain their existing work ethic, engaging in school and study, and maybe taking a sabbatical or two in between. This is a good thing. However, life will become more difficult for young people from parts of societ... See More
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Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsch Telekom

agrees Basic Income
We have to shield our society. An unconditional simple income can be a basis to lead a decent existence.
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Enrique Dans, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger

agrees Basic Income
Utopia? Not at all. We need to advance the discussion and make politicians understand that it is the only way forward. And if we don’t move forward, we’re going to end up in a place none of us is going to like.
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Bob Inglis, Former Congressman

agrees Carbon Tax
You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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Branko Milanovic, Economist. Development and inequality expert.

disagrees Basic Income
Economically, states already guarantee a basic salary under certain conditions, for example in cases of unemployment or extreme poverty. With universal basic income, this assistance would no longer be temporary or linked to a certain condition, and I don’t think it would be sustainable. Moreover, I don’t like the idea of a world where work is no longer a form of self-realisation for citizens. I im... See More
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Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook

agrees Basic Income
How can we help as many people as possible as much as possible with the resources we have?
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Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University

There is not the slightest reason to believe in a coming singularity. The fact that you can visualize a future in your imagination is not evidence that it is likely or even possible. Look at domed cities, jet-pack commuting, underwater cities, mile-high buildings, and nuclear-powered automobiles--all staples of futuristic fantasies when I was a child that have never arrived. Sheer processing power... See More
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Vaccines
Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
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Tony Atkinson, Research Fellow at Oxford and Professor at the London School of Economics

disagrees Basic Income
I don’t in fact favour a basic income as such, what I favour is what I call a participation income
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Carbon Tax
The 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.
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Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli historian and a tenured professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

disagrees Basic Income
Paying people not to work will only increase inequality and rancor. [...] If universal basic income is aimed to improve the objective conditions of the average person in 2050, it has a fair chance of succeeding. But if it is aimed to make people subjectively more satisfied with their lot in order to prevent social discontent, it is likely to fail.
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Stanford University, Stanford University Report

Contrary to the more fantastic predictions for AI in the popular press, the Study Panel found no cause for concern that AI is an imminent threat to humankind. No machines with self-sustaining long-term goals and intent have been developed, nor are they likely to be developed in the near future.
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Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.

agrees Basic Income
I completely agree that Universal Basic Income is a good idea. But I think that’s just the beginning of the discussion.
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Yann LeCun, Computer scientist working in machine learning and computer vision

There are several real or imagined dangers about AI. Today, the danger of a Terminator scenario or something like this... those are not things that we’re worried about because we just don’t have the technology to build machines like that.
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Carlo Rovelli, Theoretical Physicist and Author

How close to thinking are the machines we have built, or are going to be built soon? The answer is easy: immensely far. The gap between our best computers and the brain of a child is the gap between a drop of water and the Pacific Ocean. Differences are in performance, structural, functional, and more. Any maundering about how to deal with thinking machines is totally premature to say the least.
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Rodney A. Brooks, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur

If we are spectacularly lucky we’ll have AI over the next thirty years with the intentionality of a lizard, and robots using that AI will be useful tools. [...] Worrying about AI that will be intentionally evil to us is pure fear mongering
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Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer

It's actually going to turn out really good for humans. And it will be hundreds of years down the stream before they'd even have the ability. They'll be so smart by then that they'll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. So I got over my fear that we'd be replaced by computers. They're going to help us. We're at least the gods originally.
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Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

disagrees Brexit
It is bound to be a negative on all fronts. For those that stay, because there are fewer of them, and for those who go, because they lose the benefit of facilitation of exchange.
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Jerry Taylor,

agrees Carbon Tax
The cost of a carbon tax (likely less than 0.8% of GDP) is well south of the expected costs of warming by 2100 (as mentioned earlier, a conservative 3.6% or more of GDP).
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Molly Crabapple, Artist

agrees Basic Income
The number one thing that would let more independent artists exists in America is a universal basic income.
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Roger Schank, John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Psychology and Education, Northwestern University

Machines cannot think. They are not going to think any time soon. They may increasingly do more interesting things, but the idea that we need to worry about them, regulate them, or grant them civil rights, is just plain silly.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

I 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
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Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator. Investor at Reddit, Stripe, Change.org, Pinterest and many others

agrees Basic Income
I think it’s good to start studying [basic income] early. I’m fairly confident that at some point in the future, as technology continues to eliminate traditional jobs and massive new wealth gets created, we’re going to see some version of this at a national scale.
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Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor

disagrees Brexit
Brexit could hit the country's £2.04 trillion economy and prompt some banks to move away from London's global financial powerhouse
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

disagrees Basic Income
You want your government to think more carefully about targeting programmes that help those in need, rather than universal. That’s a trade-off given the budget constraints on the public sector
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James Barrat, Filmmaker, speaker and author

AI will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine
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NASA, Space agency from United States

Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect"
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Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens

agrees Basic Income
A kind of basic income will be absolutely inevitable
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Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator. Investor at Reddit, Stripe, Change.org, Pinterest and many others

Development of superhuman machine intelligence is probably the greatest threat to the continued existence of humanity.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

disagrees Brexit
The UK will lose its influence in the world if it leaves the European Union
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

agrees Vaccines
The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
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