Subscribe Join Our Facebook Group
MULTIMEDIA: Michael Hrenka Topics

Subscribe to IEET Lists Daily News Feed
Longevity Dividend List
Catastrophic Risks List
Biopolitics of Popular Culture List
Technoprogressive List
Trans-Spirit List


Michael Hrenka Topics
Rights > HealthLongevity > Vision > Contributors > Michael Hrenka > Basic Income > Sociology > Philosophy > Psychology > Disability
Michael Hrenka
The Case For Universal Prosperity (Part 4) by Michael Hrenka

Currently, automation is often seen as very negative, because it eliminates jobs. When jobs become much less of a necessity, due to their income generating function being taken over by a SUPI, the negative sentiments against automation will decrease – and may even turn into demands for faster automation. Social and political resistance against automation will disappear. Therefore, the speed of innovation can increase, which should give the economy a big boost.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Economic > Basic Income > Vision > Contributors > Michael Hrenka > Sociology > Philosophy > Psychology
Michael Hrenka
The Case For Universal Prosperity (Part 3) by Michael Hrenka

What is universal prosperity? My idea of universal prosperity is that we can lift the living standards of everyone to a really decent level within the next decades. This “prosperity” life standard would include the following:

Rights > HealthLongevity > Economic > Basic Income > Vision > Contributors > Michael Hrenka > Sociology > Philosophy
Michael Hrenka
The Case For Universal Prosperity (Part 2) by Michael Hrenka

For the rest of this article I assume a model which I see as suboptimal – but realistic – conservative compromise: Almost all social security policies get slashed in favour of a sufficient UBI. Consumption taxes and income taxes are both increased so much that they can cover any additional cost that a sufficient UBI would impose. Land value taxation and social dividends are not used to finance the UBI, even though that might be seen as preferred solution.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Vision > Contributors > Michael Hrenka > Basic Income > Enablement > Sociology > Technoprogressivism
Michael Hrenka
The Case For Universal Prosperity (Part 1) by Michael Hrenka

In this article series I present two different versions of a universal basic income (UBI). The first two parts are about a moderate UBI that aims to cover basic living expenses. As short-term goal I propose experimentation with this moderate concept with the medium-term goal to implement it on the national level. It does not matter much which nation is meant exactly, because the logic of the UBI will be basically the same for all nations.

Vision > Bioculture > Contributors > Michael Hrenka > Sociology > Psychology > Technoprogressivism > Artificial Intelligence
Michael Hrenka
Solving Problems With Collective Intelligence – Towards an Internet of Thinkers? by Michael Hrenka

How can technology that we are able to build with today’s tools help us to solve the big problems of individuals, organizations, and the world at large? More specifically: How can we use the internet in the best way to improve our collective problem-solving capabilities? Questions like these don’t seem to be asked very often, perhaps because people usually focus on specific problems, rather than general problem-solving in its own right.