Re: someone somewhere will have to pay the tax
Claims like this have been made since the Luddites first started throwing spanners in the works of cotton mills.
Indeed. But if we automate a load of the manual labouring jobs, what exactly will those people do? In previous rounds of automation there were plenty of other demands for manual labour; I'm not so convinced that's the case if we can make technology that will replace warehouse packers, fork lift drivers, truck and van drivers etc.
I can't see that we'd train many techies from those currently performing manual jobs, and even if we could there's not going to be an equivalent number of jobs created in coding, app design and the like.