I'm surprised to learn she is in favor of automation.
Yes, it seems to be a new socialist idea to favor automation and focus on ways to ensure economic well-being with its fruits.
I can appreciate the idea on one level, but on another I don't think anyone, either the politicians who support it or the people who would benefit from it, would use the power responsibly.
I think people would waste more and bother even less than they already do with conservation and thrift.
When people like OC and Sanders talk about 'democratic socialism,' they ignore the fact that we have basically had a socialist economy since the New Deal and look at what all the growth and 'prosperity' has caused. There's an environmental/climate disaster to deal with and they are acting like the middle-class isn't too big and spoiled already.