Ryan Avent in the Guardian asks how we might live with purpose and identity in a post work future where robots do many of our jobs.

Perhaps part of the answer might be in timebanking, and the ideas of Edgar Cahn. By using the common currency of an hour, timebanking not only creates a system for sharing and exchanging resources without the need for money, but enables everyone to be (and feel) valued for the contribution they can make to society. 

Edgar Cahn explains Timebanking