In June 2016 Switzerland, as the first nation in world history, voted on a provoking social innovation: the implementation of a “universal basic income” (UBI). The idea of universal basic income has been embraced by prominent economists and philosophers from the left and right and currently experiences a worldwide revival. From Silicon Valley to Finland, and Canada to The Netherlands, New Zealand and Namibia, in many places around the world UBI’s advocates conduct experiments and put the issue on the political agenda.
This conference discussed the universal basic income and questions about work and social policy of the future in the context of the emerging industry 4.0 as the next big disruption. There is a full documentation available with videos of all speeches.