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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 09:39 AM

1. Three Numbers...7,5,3

7 Billion people in the world.
5 Billion people of working age.
3 Billion jobs.

That's today's reality. Global structural "unemployment" is 40%...we're just fighting about where it's going to be.

I reduce your two outcomes to a simpler pair: We'll care for each other or we'll kill each other. Ultimately it comes down to the Freudian choices of create or destroy. Personally, I think we'll end up in a single, social commune with about 1/3 the global population we have today. Yeah - 1/3rd. I think it's going to take 2/3rds of the population saying "bye bye" in your dystopian scenario before the remaining 1/3rd say "WTF - we gotta do something different". Then we'll be ready for the living income solution - assuming money still exists.

We'll see. The fun about predicting the future is that we all get to be right...until we're not.

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