Bill Gates Thinks the Robot That Takes Your Job Should Pay Taxes

“The technology and business cases for replacing humans in a wide range of jobs are arriving simultaneously, and it’s important to be able to manage that displacement.”

The robots are coming and they’re going to take our jobs — well, at least a lot of them.

Bill Gates suggests a plan to adapt to this inevitability in this Quartz article where he suggests companies should pay taxes on robots that displace human jobs.

He believes these taxes could help us manage the transition, replace lost income tax from employees who lose their jobs, and fund training for those employees to transition into new career paths.