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Question: “I’ve watched some of your videos on automation and Universal Basic Income. You did not mention the critical component that robots can think and learn. Unlike the shifts in the job market from the past that were based on physical skill (i.e. systematic routines done by humans) robots will eventually be able to take jobs that require human level thought. Despite my libertarian ideology, it concerns me that in the future there may come a time where the majority of jobs, including ones that require thought, will no longer require humans. What happens when robots have higher IQs than human beings? Will humans be obsolete much like how the horse became obsolete with an increase in transportation technology? What is your take on the thinking aspect of automation? What could be a solution in a free society?”