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Oh! We give the computer an incentive. Every time its robot homunculi do something for us, we give it something. Something we've programmed it to get satisfaction from. Like, likes or stars or glowing reviews. When we eat the food it's grown, it gets appreciation. And we've programmed it to live on appreciation.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen cracks open a cold one with the boys - the boys in this case being futurologist / tax consultant Manish Wadwa and a cold one being the age-old dilemma of work, resource distribution, human-misery abatement and maybe there's some sort of fit-bit that tracks it all on like an index or something?

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