In any case, I think our government and economic "leaders", have colluded to keep us away from the widespread leisure you all are predicting. Most of the major policy decisions in the twentieth century, those influencing the economy at least, seem to have had the unstated goal of keeping most of us desperate for "jobs". The intent seems to have been to keep us in debt, and to keep us dependent on our government/corporate masters for our basic necessities.
I don't think we'll find a path to the tech-utopia until we shake the idea that we must be "provided" with jobs. Or until the notion of a "job" itself undergoes a fairly radical transformation. In it's current incarnation, a "job", is a fairly transparent replacement for slavery. I don't want to diminish the suffering of real slaves, but in many ways policies have been formulated to replace yesterday's slave labor with "employees" - keeping us under their thumb and compliant as a workforce.