Those are tough questions Shawn Disney. Like you, I wonder if “consumerism” will survive post-scarcity. Social media and advertisement are closely interlinked today, but one can only wonder how long this is going to last.
Recognizing that the future is no longer forecastable, I explored some of the questions you raised in the latest piece. Do check it out: Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfathomable