“All you need is self-driving cars to destabilize society.”

The Robots-Are-Coming election campaign of 2020

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Sun, Feb 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Promising $1,000 a month to everyone over the age of 18, Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author running for President as a Democrat in 2020 with an apocalyptic political message: the robots are coming. For those that have heard President Barack Obama speak on David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will recall his grim comments on the coming automation revolution.

“All you need is self-driving cars to destabilize society,” Mr. Yang, 43, said over lunch at a Thai restaurant in Manhattan last month, in his first interview about his campaign. In just a few years, he said, “we’re going to have a million truck drivers out of work who are 94 percent male, with an average level of education of high school or one year of college.”

“That one innovation,” he continued, “will be enough to create riots in the street. And we’re about to do the same thing to retail workers, call center workers, fast-food workers, insurance companies, accounting firms.”

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