CHAPTER 20

Time Frame

The possible up to 80 percent plus job loss projection will not occur overnight. It might be within the generally accepted 30-year timeframe, but at the rate of AI development, a betting man would place it sooner. Consequently, what is required is at least recognition of the problem and some government concern in planning for a staged introduction of an overall welfare system and how this will be regulated if democracy is to survive. Intrinsic to this democracy has become the concept of capitalism or private ownership, which also is at risk if democracy were to vanish.

Following on from the previous section, a likely scenario is that China doing its own thing will keep a tight lid on its people, and they will have to accept ...

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