I think this is an alarmist article written by someone with little understanding for rationality and darwinian evolution. And also little understanding of history. Finally, the article also ignores the social realities of our world by assuming we could automate everything while stopping to make anyone responsible for anything. Those reasons should be enough to dismiss the article.
Yet, it still points to the self-destructive tendencies inherent in our current capitalist system, but without realizing that this system is on its natural course for becoming obsolete. Will AI keep the current capitalism alive for longer or accelerate its transformation into something new? I think, that’s the real question that we need to ask.
Ultimately, the question is whether we can actually come up with a scenario in which capitalism keeps going on as it does today – it would have to become increasingly dysfunctional for being able to pull that off, since it would have to “disarm” all innovations that would change its character, starting with near zero marginal costs for copying digital goods, over 3d printing, up to the sharing economy movement and other alternative economy movements. This can only happen in a tyranny that suppresses rationality, innovation, and humanity. Capitalism would need to align itself with ideological or religious extremism to pull that off. The world would resemble the situation in the novel 1984 pretty much.
Is that what we are moving towards? Well, partially yes. Those who profit most from the exploitation of the current systems invest a lot in maintaining them; but they don’t seem to be very successful at quelling every possible source of technological and societal innovation. If they don’t step up their game, they will lose, and we will win.