Wait a minute. At first but it doesnt have to stay that way or necessarily will be that way. Only if we dont re-align or adjust. What makes us think how we run an economy cant be changed? The less need for human labor also means more goods and productivity, not less when it comes to manufacturing especially. There would be no need for as much competition or greed (scarcity thinking) if and when those resources are abundant or more easily attained. It would have a trickle down effect. Even now, the only reason that resources sometimes are destroyed on purpose is because it requires more human labor or effort (their actual expense) which means those who havent been a part of that effort should not be free beneficiaries which could result in few producers and more takers. Why dumpsters are locked, store merchandise destroyed etc. Humans can complain and most do not like to work or may not enjoy their particular job, thus the grievance at others who are not producers even though this is more complicated politics than most realize. Machines dont complain or have these issues. It takes the human element of competition, resentment, grievance, blame etc out of the equation. With almost total automation of most everything besides human maintenance, this will turn all or most of this upside down and on its head. The majority of all employment issues and grievances are derived from the amount of effort required or expected of humans in lieu of leisure time, family, personal health etc. Just as any abundant resource occuring naturally or with less human effort is usually not a major point of contention. Technology may advance to a point where it would be like resenting another is breathing oxygen at your expense, meaning we dont.