By Hank Pellissier
Gerd Leonhard is an acclaimed European futurist; his popular videos are featured at IEET and he is a regular IEET contributing writer. In this interview I explore his opinions and forecasts on Basic Income Guarantee.
Hank Pellissier: In general, do you support the concept of Basic Income Guarantee?
Gerd Leonhard: I very much support the concept of BIG (basic income guarantee) but I think we can’t actually realise the concept until we also tackle the surrounding issues:
a) most people (especially men!) define their value by what they do, professionally – and also by how much they earn b) capitalism is basically driven by increasing consumption, and stock markets by profits and growth – neither of these traditional paradigms will remain untouched in the near future (i.e. 15-20 years- pretty much post-singularity I would speculate).