I am actually curious how everyone feels about the possibilities of basic goods production being self sustaining without human interactions in the future and how this will affect wealth distribution in countries such as the US/Canada. The main point of "working" is to trade your services/labor for monetary units to buy other people's services/labor/goods, but if the core of these services are automated and production/development can be ran by artificial intelligence systems, robots, etc there wouldn't really be a need to work anymore in the traditional sense. I can see this having one of two affects. One we turn to a more socialistic/communist society where work and production is a shared resource produced by ai/robots, or two there is an elite class of people who control the corporations that own everything and everyone else is kept living at a sustainable level where they do not riot. I don't really foresee any class mobility in this situation. I am not saying all private enterprise will be taken over by automated systems, but it is possible that production of food and other needs for human sustenance might be "taken care of", in which case you get to decide whether you want to work or not. Thoughts?