There's a bit of talk in the twitter tech elite
about the coming unemployment crisis
that will be caused by rapid advances
in AI and robotics in the near future.

There is a dream 
that the government
or god
needs to provide a 'basic income'
to everyone 

since many will be unable to earn this on their own
and at least in theory
we don't have the stomach
to let half of humanity go hungry
whatever the current reality

and some research has shown
that basic income
is a very efficient form of philanthropy

if this is even half true
it argues for an exodus
to the forested and agrarian corners
where we live lightly
and pursue those aspects of human endeavor
that don't lend themselves
to western rents.