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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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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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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

The system is failing. The way ad revenue works with clickbait is not fulfilling the goal of helping humanity promote truth and democracy. So I am concerned.
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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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

disagrees Basic Income
Even the US isn't rich enough to allow people not to work. Some day we will be but until then things like the Earned Income Tax Credit will help increase the demand for labor.
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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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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

agrees Robot Tax
Right 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.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away].
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

I'm interested to go deeper and study the positive and negative aspects of these technologies, and how best to use them in our services.
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Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer

Fast lanes or “paid prioritization” create anti-competitive incentives for ISPs to favor their own services over those of their competitors. Though Pai thinks paid prioritization would somehow benefit consumers, allowing ISPs to make such arrangements would stifle innovation online and make it harder for the next great streaming service or social network to reach the market. This is not an idle wo... See More
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

Net 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.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

We'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
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Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network

Everyone who takes an oath, puts on a uniform and serves with integrity deserves our gratitude and respect.
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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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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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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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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

disagrees Brexit
the benefits to the UK of being in [the EU], in my view, greatly exceed the benefits of being out.
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Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network

agrees Basic Income
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Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer

agrees Basic Income
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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

disagrees Brexit
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Julian Assange, Australian editor, activist, publisher and journalist

agrees Brexit
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Linus Torvalds, Finnish-american software engineer and hacker

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Paul Graham, co-founder at Y Combinator

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

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

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David Karp, American web developer and entrepreneur

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Richard Garriott, Video game developer, astronaut and entrepreneur

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Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

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Paul Graham, co-founder at Y Combinator

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Paul Graham, co-founder at Y Combinator

disagrees Think big
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

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

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