Just as mining companies pay royalties to sovereign states for extracting natural resources, data companies should pay royalties to sovereign individuals for the data that they collect. The overwhelming amount of data that tech giants use for their success is enough to make us believe that data royalties could be a viable solution for an early stage basic income model.
One of the greatest traits of capitalism is the concept of private property and the right to freely trade it. In a world in which automation is taking over most industries, human experience is one of the few things a robot can never replace. Personal and behavioral data is the most valuable resource most people still have to offer and should be treated as private property.
This is what we want the future of Dimely to be.
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