Will Robots make Social Security Obsolete?

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I just read an article over at TechCrunch about an upcoming “createathon”.  This event is going to be focusing on emerging issue in the future.  As robotics and automation decrease the demand both skilled and unskilled jobs, will the change in job demand mandate some type of minimum income standard?

It seems reasonable to assume this will be the case.  Workers are being replaced by robots, the population is increasing and technology is constantly improving efficiency.  While one might think the idea is odd at first, it takes only a few moments of thought to see this is going to become a real issue for society.  Certainly seems a more important thing to debate rather than speculation on the colonization of Mars.