Those who become unemployable can be abolished.
Yuval Noah Harari suggested a state redistribution of wealth on a global scale as a possible solution for economically "outdated" people.
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) top advisor Yuval Noah Harari recently declared that technological advances mean the world no longer needs the "vast majority" of its current population.
Harari made this bold declaration in an interview with Chris Anderson, head of the popular TED media group, echoing earlier predictions of a "useless class" of "unemployable" people, as LifeSiteNews reports.
In a departure from the 20th century, when the "great heroes" of the prevailing narratives of political systems were always "the common people," people in the 21st century have become "useless." Instead, Harari said, they have been replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) and displaced by a high-tech economy.
The author and lecturer posed the "hypothesis" to Anderson that fear of displacement in the future economy by AI and a highly skilled "tech" class is partly the cause of the "disillusionment and backlash against the liberal order" in the world.
"Part of what's going on is that people are realizing - and they're right to think, 'The future doesn't need me.' ... Maybe, if they're nice, they'll throw me some crumbs, like a universal basic income.' But it's psychologically much worse to feel like you're useless than to feel like you're being exploited," Harari said.
"Fast forward now to the early 21st century, where we simply don't need the vast majority of the population anymore," Harari continued, "because the future is to develop ever more sophisticated technologies, like artificial intelligence [and] bioengineering."
Harari added that "these technologies will increasingly make everything that humans still do that is useful obsolete," thus making it "possible to replace humans."
While acknowledging to Anderson that technologies like AI will open up new and "more interesting jobs," Harari argued that "it's not clear that many people will be able to do them because they will require high skills and a lot of education."
Anderson persistently suggested ways in which humans could - and, in his view, should - continue to play a valuable role in the global economy, or at least in society.
"To try desperately again to put a more hopeful spin on this ... a lot of the jobs that are being displaced are actually boring jobs that don't really get to the core of what makes people tick," Anderson said.
He continued, "If you take a step back, there's no shortage of things that need to be done," including the "millions of lonely people" in the world.
Harari argued that we need a new economic and social model to recognize activities like building communities and raising families as a job.
As a top advisor to WEF chief and founder Klaus Schwab, Harari's view that the world today is home to an abundance of "useless" people, along with his overt devaluation of humans as equal to animals, raises the question of whether the WEF's goals are informed by such a view, and if so, to what extent.
Indeed, the WEF arguably places the environment, rather than humans per se, at the center of its priorities. The WEF has partnered with the United Nations (UN), which strongly supports abortion and contraception, and the WEF's Great Reset agenda has raised concerns about damage to the livelihoods and well-being of people around the world.
For example, some argue that the WEF is seeking the premature abandonment of fossil fuels in favor of "green" but expensive and unreliable energy sources in order to limit overall energy consumption and damage entire economies through a ripple effect.
Further evidence of such a worldview is the WEF's advocacy of Corona lockdowns, which have led to waves of job losses, a massive increase in depression, a zuna hike in domestic abuse, and other harmful effects.
In fact, despite this global malaise, the WEF called for "stricter" lockdowns and praised the lockdowns for their effect of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.