Gavin Newsom, food and drink entrepreneur, while recognising he and others like him are part of the problem; needs to realise that the tech community and politicians are only two constituents in solving the forthcoming problem to society that will be caused by automation technologies.

The third constituent is the public at large, but until the tech community starts investing in automation such that it is transparent to customers, and politicians regulate them in doing so; the public debate on a future economic model for society can't begin.

If Newsom is elected Governor of California next year, let's hope he is able to get some air time to the subject of transparency of the tech community and the use (and purpose) of algorithmic automation today.

Simply narrowing the debate onto Universal Basic Income (UBI) would be, at best, patronising; and at worst, undemocratic.