Because Star Trek is written from the false premise that people do things for the good of all.... Star Wars is written from the premise that the universe has claws and teeth and wants to eat you, and some are prepared to take the reigns of power, and some are not.
Automation has little to do with it. Middle and working class are just good and finding cheaper alternatives that do almost the same thing as a person with more money than sense would pay someone to build
Huffington Post stole one of my clips and then when I served them with a DCMA notice, they *tried* to retroactively claim it was there. Fortunately I was able to protect my content, but it was only because I was firm about my intentions, otherwise, they would have kept using my content without permission.
But ironically when some asshole burns down a Synagogue and stabs a Rabbi, that's not labeled a hate crime? Go fuck yourself. Have some perspective. And he didn't INVENT anything, the little shit just repackaged an already existing clock....and I hate to break your bubble, bu that's a rudimentary beginning skill in bomb making, to re-purpose a clock.So yeah, people have right to be concerned.
Again, just because it's a full time job, does not mean you get to reap the rewards that others enjoy. There's a simple solution for that, improve your skills and make like the Jeffersons....Movin' on up....
Let's face it, not everyone is meant to be a Fortune 500 CEO, and nobody is completely worthless....they can always serve as a bad example. That doesn't make me dis-compassionate, it just acknowledging the reality.