You can't pay the rent or eat with a free download. And your job is at risk - you not only can be replaced, it's pretty much certain you will be replaced. And with more people competing for jobs where humans haven't yet been replaced, do you really think you're immune? Nobody - not even politicians, judges, lawyers, cops, and soldiers - are immune.
Sorry to say you're missing an important part of reality/politics - politicians, rich people, leaders, etc., will in fact be immune. They have power, and even if they choose not to prevent change from happening, you can be damned sure they'll be insulated from any ill effects that change brings.
Some people (good people) will be working towards helping the rest of the population adapt to the changes, but they're getting drowned out by people yelling "everybody is bad! nobody can be trusted!" at the moment. (Gee, I wonder who benefits from that?)
Quality of life is better because you can get entertainment instantly? Wow, talk about pacifying the masses.
You know I've started having similar thoughts as I've watched our society evolve over the last 3.5 decades. (Disclaimer: I am a seriously hard-core socialist.) It seems like we're heading towards Roman bread and circuses, specifically with talk about basic income. We already have the circuses (there's more cheap/free entertainment than ever, it's really mind-boggling), and now we're demanding bread (basic income).
A lot of people think basic income is a great idea and I think on balance I do too, but what will happen when 90% of people just don't contribute economically? Why bother educating them? That's where we were for most of our history - entrenched aristocracies ruling over the ignorant masses, typically with shocking abuses. How badly you prospered or how badly you suffered was a question of whose vagina you were lucky enough to be born out of.
We should be careful of what we wish for.