A few thoughts on a baseline standard of living:
- Most civilised countries pretty much have that now, it’s mainly the US that has a cultural aversion to it. The premise of Breaking Bad, for instance, makes no sense in countries with socialised medicine.
- It’s realistically going to be a moving target. Things that we consider luxuries are going to be considered essentials thirty years from now.
- It’s not enough. We have to help people fill their lives with stimulation and meaning. That might be harder to do than feeding them.
- Some day the robots will be in charge so let’s not give them any cause for grudges.