>> they're not going to magically free us from the materials, goods, and services we need that are produced and provided by others.
> Nor will any sort of automation, so we'll all have jobs, yes?
No. Automation is going to free those with capital from the old requirement of paying for labor. But it's not going to free recently laid-off workers from their requirements of food, clothing and shelter.
Yes, I was around for the laser printer. Its neat. But its not a means of producing anything essential for most people. Sure, you can print a movie ticket or boarding pass - if you pay for toner, paper and electricity. Ditto with robots, 3D printers, self-driving cars -- everyone will have one. Its not going to be something people pay you for.
As I pointed out, there's now a dangerous lack of diversity in personal capital sources. Unless you have fruit picking robots and an orchard, or manufacturing robots and a mini-factory, just possessing robots (or drones, or any commoditized tech) is going to be like owning a telephone - you'll need it (sort of); but you won't earn an income from it.