just noticed the doomsdayclock (http://thebulletin.org/timeline) is on the bottom since the 50s. The doomsday clock measures since 1947 how close mankind is to selfdestruction.
While in the cold war the biggest threat was nuclear war, today its climate change. So basically if the US and China dont change their attitude towards climate change, the planet will die in the next 100 years with pretty certainity.
So besides a UBI we should invest money into technologys that reduce this danger. the situation looks pretty grim though since it is the US and China who have to get invovled here fast.
And it looks like they are not intrested at all, in fact the US-republican claim climate change doesnt exist