sorry, i think i replied to the wrong message.
but yes. automation would be fantastic if enough changes were made to society so that everybody was able to enjoy the benefits. current trends leave me with absolutely no faith that this will happen.
the way i see it, we'll instead see the following stratification if nothing changes:
the capitalist class, living like roman emperors.
sorry if this all seems way too tinfoil hat, but... i mean, this kind of stratification isn't a new or novel occurrence in the history of civilization