"Ask yourself. How can eight men undercut that machine [washing cars]? And what is it doing to the society we live in that eight men, often with zero legality of migration status, can undercut that machine. That's the society you live in. And that's why I have no qualms or squeamishness about promoting automation. But we have to do it socially."
Here's Paul Mason talking at length about the ideas in his book, Postcapitalism - a guide to our future, at a CRASSH seminar in Cambridge. 45 minute talk, with great clear audio, introduced by John Naughton, followed by 25 minutes of discussion. [Review of the book, by David Runciman.]