The ongoing debate about the need for the development of robotics and its impact on human life, which has been going on for more than a century, has also worried billionaire Bill Gates. If previously replacing a person with a robot seemed a fantastic phenomenon, now this trend is quite real, recently we wrote about a completely robotic factory in China. Bill Gates believes that robots and AI need to be taxed, as this is a kind of company capital. Employers will have to make a choice between human labor and robotic labor, but taxes will still have to be paid. So to say, choose the lesser of two evils. Now, from each working person, an income tax is also charged to the budget of the country, with the transition to the rejection of human labor, the state will lose a decent income. The tax on robots and AI will be able to carve out jobs for machines for living employees, the number of which will sharply decrease with the development of technology. The artificial braking of robotics progress will give time for a person to realize that work will no longer be the only goal and destination, Gates believes. It is necessary to figure out how to use the most effectively released time and direct the energy of people in the right direction.