This whole discussion also assumes that there will be some kind of unemployment crisis. As that AI and the Economy report said, “The economy has repeatedly proven itself capable of handling this scale of change, although it would depend on how rapidly the changes happen and how concentrated the losses are in specific occupations that are hard to shift from.” We could very well be facing a future that will require drastic adaptations, but we just don’t know yet. And that’s exactly why we need reasonable solutions, not science-fiction based ones. It’s easy to make headlines by talking about crazy ideas with no real plan to implement them. It’s harder to address the complex social, economic, and technological issues that companies like Tesla and SpaceX will face in the coming decades. But the hardest thing—per usual—is also the right thing.