Lost your gig to a robot? Here’s a check to help you get by

“Don’t slam the door on your way out, man.”Photo by Getty Images A robot ate my job and all I got was this lousy welfare check.A new survey says nearly half of Americans are OK with the idea of a “universal basic income,” a monthly payment that could be funded by tax revenues and used as a safety net against job loss caused by, among other things, automation, artificial intelligence and similar tech developments.Celebrated personalities such as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking have expressed concern over the possibility of such job loss, and one researcher has forecast that 6 percent of all jobs in the US will be snatched by robots and other technologies by 2021. (We’re not talking just blue collar workers here; Hawking has said that “the rise…


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