Excellent post. I have the same sentiments that I wrote in my book: https://gumroad.com/products/WRbUs . Let me know if you have an interest in reading it.
You are right about the threat of narrow AI, and I recently wrote a post about that too: https://medium.com/intuitionmachine/businesses-need-artificial-specialist-intelligence-not-the-other-kind-b0c285c1586e
One problem though is the belief that more education is needed. There are at least two problems with this (1) education many times is used as a filtering mechanism to exclude other people from employment and (2) many people have zero inclination to get more education. In short, humans are naturally tribal and lazy.