Here is a question for you.

How can a country with enough resources to 3D print a new hydroelectric dam using artificial intelligence, driverless trucks and seemingly the best construction equipment money can buy still somehow lack the ability and resources to deliver food to starving residents trapped in a COVID-19 lockdown?

We are willing to admit that China's newest construction project isn't impressive. According to the South China Morning Post, the new clean energy source will likely be the world's tallest 3D printed structure.

A study in the Journal of Tsinghua University back in April said that the dam will use materials. It is one of the biggest 3D printers the world has ever seen, and the goal is to finish it by 2024.

If a human-free task of this magnitude is successful, the Chinese government will not be able to complain about labor shortages. It's not a good look for a country with seemingly endless food shortages.

It's easy to question China's priorities here, but there's at least one good lesson for the US.

The US wouldn't want to complete a national infrastructure project using only artificial intelligence because the economy values job creation as the best poverty solution.

Santens said that the US would never do a project like this until we adopted UBI. We worship job creation instead of believing that the point of work like this is to get it done, not to employ people in the process.

Everyone has an opinion about whether the US or China is doing a better job than before. It doesn't seem like the average person in either place is doing well at the moment.

Climate change is exposing murdered bodies in dried out lakebed.