"Any human with above room temperature IQ can design a utopia. The reason our current system isn’t a utopia is that it wasn’t designed by humans. Just as you can look at an arid terrain and determine what shape a river will one day take by assuming water will obey gravity, so you can look at a civilization and determine what shape its institutions will one day take by assuming people will obey incentives."
-Scott Alexander, in
(Yes, I did just push this post twice in a day. It's really good, you should read it. :V)
@Angle This is a bit trash. The capabilities of a human aren't determined by their IQ. Same goes for computers. Computers will never be working their way up the IQ "food chain" like this. Anyway, if you're interested in this kind of deal check out Manna by Marshall Brain, basically talks about what happens to humans if robots don't need them anymore.
@Angle Yep. What ended up happening in Manna was that basically every human ended up in a highly efficient housing totally reliant on government handouts with no way to become self-reliant again. The ones that weren't there were trapped working insane hours for basically no pay without any human contact although if robots could take the jobs of humans then even those humans would be trapped jobless.