The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs have drafted a report that proposes a basic general income to sustain unemployed workers who will soon be replaced by robots.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to replace some of the world's workforce. Leaving millions of people jobless.
The draft report passed 17 votes to 2, and the European Parliament are to debate the issue in February 2017.
In 2014, robot sales increased by 29%. As opposed to a steady 17% during the period 2010 - 2014. Source: Draft Report: Introduction - Section C
MEP's are 'seriously considering' introducing a basic general income to aid those who will most likely lose their job.
Helsinki, Finland. Is the first Country to trial the general basic income for the next two years. Read the full story here
Countries all over the world are now preparing to welcome the new era of mass unemployment, with trials of the general income themselves.
In the UK. Scotland is ahead of the game, and is backing the pilot of a similar scheme. Canada are also trialing the basic income after a unanimous vote in the province known as 'Prince Edward Island'.
This issue raises a lot of questions. How are we going to tackle mass unemployment? How are businesses going to grow and thrive? We'll have to either make a plan and reshape the workplace. Or just see what happens.