Machines will increasingly disrupt human employment. I wrote about this a few years ago, and I stand by what I wrote; it's hard to see a future where most humans are still employable.
The most obvious humane solution would be to tax the machine-owners heavily and redistribute the money as some kind of guaranteed income. This would require major attitude changes across the political spectrum. A post-work future has other issues too, like how to replace work as a source of self-worth. We need to have serious discussions and plans, but we don't. One reason is that the burden will fall initially on mostly lower-income people, because their jobs have tended to be easier to automate; I and my middle/upper-class peers feel safe continuing to reap the benefits of the automated society for a while yet.
Slowing down economically-motivated technological progress is hard, but directing investments to accelerate it in selected areas is not hard. So I say socially-conscious technologists and investors should focus on disrupting the employment of the middle and upper classes. When lawyers, accountants and middle managers are losing their jobs en masse along with poorer people, we are much more likely to see equitable solutions.