Surprising fact: most people like working. Many people hate being told what to do and when to do it, but people have a fundamental desire to work.
Here's how to do basic income. Starting with 2010 GDP as a base, 50% of all GDP after that goes into a basic income fund that's distributed to everyone. It starts out small and eventually grows to a point where no one has less than a 1/2*N share. For example, let's say GDP/capita is $40000 in 2010. If it rises 2% to $40800, then $400 goes into the basic income fund.
If the result of the basic income is that people become lazy and don't work, the basic income falls or is phased out and we call the experiment a failure.