The following is an edited transcript from my appearance on the Robot Overlordz podcast adapted for article form. A big thank you to Mike Johnston and Matt Bolton for the raw transcript and for having me on their show!)

The Origins of My Interest

I've been a redditor for over four years now and am currently a moderator for Reddit's basic income community. I don’t know how much you know about how Reddit works, but it’s nicknamed the “Front Page of the Internet,” and there’s millions of people who use it. It works off people’s ability to post whatever they want to, and people can vote this content up or down. Stuff that gets voted up can make it to the very front page, and this page is read by millions of people. Something that made the front page one day in late 2013 was that people don’t seem to understand how quickly technology is advancing. I've always considered myself as someone who is very interested in technology and keep tabs on this myself. But the stuff I learned there, I too was shocked at how quickly we were advancing--the stuff that people mining industry is getting rid of the human element and it’s becoming just robots. You’ve got robots mining this stuff, robots transporting it. Soon they’re going to have the trucks going to the actual trains, which are going to transport to the ports. It’s all getting automated.

The Origins of My Interest

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Something that made the front page one day in late 2013 was that people don’t seem to understand how quickly technology is advancing. I've always considered myself as someone who is very interested in technology and keep tabs on this myself. But the stuff I learned there, I too was shocked at how quickly we were advancing--the stuff that people just don’t talk about. The thing that got me was the robotic trucks in the Rio Tinto mines; just this idea that we’ve actually reached the point where a whole mining industry is getting rid of the human element and it’s becoming just robots. You’ve got robots mining this stuff, robots transporting it. Soon they’re going to have the trucks going to the actual trains, which are going to transport to the ports. It’s all getting automated.

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The Origins of My Interest

Something that made the front page one day in late 2013 was that people don’t seem to understand how quickly technology is advancing. I've always considered myself as someone who is very interested in technology and keep tabs on this myself. But the stuff I learned there, I too was shocked at how quickly we were advancing--the stuff that people just don’t talk about. The thing that got me was the robotic trucks in the Rio Tinto mines; just this idea that we’ve actually reached the point where a whole mining industry is getting rid of the human element and it’s becoming just robots. You’ve got robots mining this stuff, robots transporting it. Soon they’re going to have the trucks going to the actual trains, which are going to transport to the ports. It’s all getting automated.

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