Comment: You have 3 issues, as I see it

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You have 3 issues, as I see it

You say that there are too many jobs that a robot can't do (or that we wouldn't want them to - the flowers, etc.)? Well, there's nothing that says you can't do some things for yourself. There's nothing that says you can't have a good old fashioned barn raising and pick your own flowers from your own garden. As far as the boat is concerned, I don't see any reason why you couldn't have a boat (as long as it didn't overburden the planet's resources - a stretch for a single boat inquiry) but at the same time, there's another alternative. If you've heard of crowd-sharing, as in cars or bikes, you might decide you don't want the hassle and limitations of having your own boat because you can just go to the lake and hop in an unused one. That way you don't have to maintain it (big hassle), store it or move it from one lake to the next.

You imply that only democracy or a powerful central authority would be able to handle this type of society. I see it exactly the opposite. The reason is that yours is based on a world of scarcity while mine is based on a world of abundance. How do I get that viewpoint? We currently waste 95% of all goods we make today within 6 months. If we made goods to last generations (not that every single one would) we could supply 10-15 times the goods to people around the world and still use less than we are today. If all that came from a sustainable practice (recyclable, etc.), then that basically stops all new resource depletion. If we also incorporate other techniques, like the crowd-sharing and many others, no one would ever be denied a boat.

If we then looked at this from the person's POV during the transition, we would see them progressively paying off their material goods earlier and earlier in their adult lives. Once that "everything is paid off for life and we have retirement savings full" date reaches an early enough age, people will begin to retire earlier and earlier. As they leave their jobs, they free them up for the next worker. As this trend continues, automation will be not only an option but will be forced to make up the difference. This puts the workers in the driver's seat for wages. This solves your third issue of lowered standard of living/quality of life.