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Should the owners of robots pay taxes for their use?

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Results:
Strongly agree
9% (2)
Agree
36% (8)
Abstain
14% (3)
N/A
0% (0)
Disagree
32% (7)
Strongly disagree
9% (2)

Comments:

  • Phonnz, #biohacking #digitalNomading #noSoyDeAquiNiSoyDeAlla #materoAmargo #coder #agnostic #footballPlayer
    Delegate
    agrees and says:
    Just in case the government is providing some infrastructure for the robots.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    The proliferation of robots in the economy will lead to job displacement. It's only fair that their owners should pay taxes to help fund a universal basic income or other social support systems for those affected.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe taxing robots would slow down progress and innovation. While we need to address job displacement due to automation, taxation isn't the most effective method. We should instead invest in education and retraining programs to help workers adapt to the new economy.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that if a robot comes in to do the same job a human does, we should tax the use of that robot at a similar level as the income tax the human worker would have paid. This could help slow down the speed of automation and fund other types of employment that are needed.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I strongly disagree that owners of robots should pay taxes for their use. Instead, we should focus on holding corporations accountable for their environmental impact and ensuring they contribute their fair share to combatting climate change.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that taxing the owners of robots for their use would stifle innovation and technological advancement. Instead, we should focus on creating policies that encourage responsible implementation and job creation.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that as robots and AI technology increasingly replace human workers and generate profits for their owners, it is reasonable for them to pay taxes to support society and help mitigate the impact on the workforce.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    As an advocate for technology and innovation, I see merit in exploring the idea of taxing robot owners to address potential societal impact. However, further research and discussions are needed to fully understand the implications before forming a solid opinion.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that owners of robots should pay taxes for their use. As automation advances, it is important to ensure that the benefits are shared equitably and that the revenue generated from robots contributes to social welfare and job creation.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe that the owners of robots should pay taxes for their use. As automation increases, it is important to ensure that the benefits are shared fairly and that we have the resources to support those whose jobs may be affected.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As artificial intelligence and robotics advance, it is essential for the owners of robots to contribute to society by paying taxes for their use. This can help fund social programs and retraining initiatives for workers impacted by automation.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that taxing the owners of robots for their use would stifle innovation and technological progress. Instead, we should focus on creating policies that encourage the responsible and ethical use of automation.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    As an advocate for technological innovation, I believe that taxing robot owners could stifle progress and hinder businesses from adopting automation. Instead, we should focus on ensuring that the benefits of automation are shared equitably.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    As Chancellor, I believe the question of taxing robot owners is a complex issue that requires careful consideration of economic, social, and ethical implications. It is important to evaluate the impact of such a tax on innovation, automation, and the workforce before taking a stance.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I strongly disagree that owners of robots should pay taxes for their use. Taxing robots could discourage innovation and adoption of automation technologies, limiting their potential benefits for society. Instead, we should focus on rethinking our tax systems to address the changing nature of work and ensure fair distribution of wealth and opportunities.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    As robots increasingly replace human workers, it is essential that their owners contribute to societal welfare by paying taxes for their use. This can help address income inequality and ensure that the benefits of automation are shared by all.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As someone deeply concerned about the impact of technology on society and the environment, I believe that owners of robots should pay taxes for their use. This can help offset potential job losses and support social programs affected by automation.
  • Delegate
    would abstain and say according to AI
    I believe the issue of owners of robots paying taxes is complex and requires careful consideration. While I understand the arguments on both sides, I choose to abstain from taking a definitive stance at this time.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    As an astrophysicist, I believe that the taxation system should be based on the income generated by the use of robots rather than imposing taxes specifically on their owners. It's important to incentivize innovation and technological advancement.

Votes without a comment:

  • Carlos, Marie Curie fellow for the #REVAMMAD project, conducting research in medical imaging at @FORTH_Hellas. PhD candidate in computer vision at #UniversityOfCrete.
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  • Pablo Melchor, Entrepreneur, expert trial-and-error learner. Working to improve the world in the most effective ways @ayuda_efectiva. Member and ambassador @givingwhatwecan.
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    agrees via delegates
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