Stephen Hawking undoubtedly knows better:
If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.
So, what in the universe is he doing here?:
Not only is this an ad for the machine that is, barring sharp and unlikely new forms of popular education and intervention, virtually certain to finish completing “the second option,” but it is for an “SUV” version of said machine.
Meanwhile, the ad itself is a rather pristine exhibition of the profound adolescence of the contemporary overclass mind:
“Have you ever noticed how some people in life seem to get away with everything?”
“We live our lives from an elevated perspective. We keep our head [is this a British sic, or a grammatical match with the time-honored royal we?*] in the clouds.”
*Either way, it’s funny.