Scott Santensis creating support for unconditional universal basic income (UBI)
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Be personally thanked by name at the bottom of every article I self-publish on Medium and in the YouTube description of every original basic income video I upload to YouTube. Thousands (and eventually hopefully millions) will know you personally support basic income and are actively helping fund its adoption.
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Traveling around the world to advocate for basic income costs money above and beyond a basic income. For everyone who selects this reward level, $10 of your monthly pledge will not count toward my basic income and will instead be added to my savings account set aside specifically for traveling to and taking part in important conferences and events.
Back in 2014, my most popular article I'd written about basic income became was "Why Should We Support the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income?" It made Medium's Top 100 in June 2014, but it was surpassed by my article, "Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck," in 2015 which was republished across multiple media outlets and garnered over 1 million views. In 2016, my article, "Deep Learning is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs are for Machines," garnered over half a million views on Medium alone and was published in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe. In 2017, my most read article was "The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart."
When not writing articles related to basic income, I am further researching the idea, and reading and writing comments as a moderator of the basic income community on Reddit - (/r/BasicIncome), where I've helped grow the community from the less than 2,000 subscribers it had when I joined, to over 60,000 today. I do what I can there to help make it a central place for discussion and learning in hopes of gradually gaining momentum for the social movement it will require to eventually be realized. I also run multiple social media accounts in support of basic income: @BasicIncome, Basic Income on Facebook, @rBasicIncome, rBasicIncome on Facebook, and help with the social media outreach of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG), and now Manna. One of my larger projects back in 2014 was helping to organize a week-long series of Q&As; on Reddit (there known as AMAs) for International Basic Income Week with prominent proponents of basic income from all over the world. I repeated this in 2015 with another series of AMAs.
Since joining Patreon, I've started my own blog focused on answering frequently asked basic income questions, my own Facebook page to better spread basic income awareness, my own podcast to reach podcast listeners, my own YouTube channel to help educate people about UBI with videos, and am a contributor to Futurism, the World Economic Forum, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). I've also joined the board of directors of both USBIG and the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity.
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If you'd like to watch my various media appearances about UBI:
- (Full list of appearances now available here)