So you can have a "very good standard of living without the need to work"
So who works to provide the services needed (medical, energy, water, transport)?
So who works to provide the food both growing and making?
So who works to provide the infrastructure to enable this unworkable utopia?
So who works to decide what work is needed or does the whole population of the world get a vote on everything?
So who works to establish boundaries between geographical areas (after all in this brave new world of peace love and harmony and everything for the people there still has to be geographical areas and maintain them?
So who , if all the non working people are busy developing new ideas (isnt that called research today in the real world, which is a job) then who decides that they are good ideas and should be implemented?
So who is working to getting rid of religion as that is historically one of the biggest causes of possession and conflict and also telling others what to do.?
Having a brief review of the book your post is false, your claim that Bastani states there is enough resource in the world. This is not accurate view of the book. Bastani in the book claims that space mining and obtaining minerals from asteroids is to be a source of energy and resource. He also states that robots and AI will be used to take over the majority of the workload form humans
So who works to design and programmes the robots.?
So who works to create the AI required to run these operations?
So exactly how are you going to get minerals from asteroids?
This book came out in 2019, hardly set the world on fire has it and not really "gaining ground".
Bastani is an left wing ideologist who has previously set up a digital media company to promote his views
He also has previously claimed that labour can only win under Corbyn (no wonder you like him Anna) and that momentum can help Labour win (well that shows how far reaching and accurate he is)
So using his theory then when Covid struck a year after his book was released then if we were living in his vision - who works to create the vaccine?
I think the following review in WSJ published recently sums up the book well https://www.wsj.com/articles/automated-luxury-communism-11621185487
At first I thought it was a joke. I still do. A couple of years ago, there was a stir around Aaron Bastani’s book “Fully Automated Luxury Communism.” It’s a manifesto for the “postwork” movement. Technology will “liberate us from work” and automation is “the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness—for everyone,” the book advertises. Cue rainbow-belching unicorns. The Atlantic wrote that “the vision is compelling.” The New York Times helped promote it. And it sure feels like the Biden administration is trying to implement it. Naturally, it’s complete baloney.
The idea isn’t even original. It’s the plot of the 2008 Pixar- Disney animation “WALL-E”: Tubby humans in personal mobility vehicles leaving planet Earth on a luxury spaceship as robots like WALL-E clean up the industrial wasteland. Kid-friendly propaganda.