Imagine you live in an advanced future society. Automation, AI, and social organization has reached a point where all of our basically met with only very limited input and maintenance from humanity. Its post-scarcity for the most part. Medical technology and cybernetics are also crazy, so you have a life expectancy of say a couple of centuries once you've reached adulthood or whatever. You need to find some pursuit in order to fill at least a chunk of these years. What do you do with yourself?
Me, I'd probably be a historian. Astrophysics is also appealing as a life pursuit. but I'm bad at math. So, I'd probably be a historian.
What about you guys?
I don't like the idea that I should just find something to kill time with. I want a mission. Here's some I already have:
Being a friend to God
Loving the wife
Raising children to be happy and well-adjusted
Teaching the next generation of programmers
Of those, only one is rendered obsolete by the super-AI. What else might I do?
Spread wisdom. This is a toughie. I have to have some, and people have to want to listen. Ah, well, it's not a big enough mission if I can do it. I'd see super-AI as competition in that it can distract people with skilfully done books and videos, but not for the wisdom.
And there's bound to be something else! I don't think the problem would be finding it. It would be that it would be like "spreading wisdom": sweet success might take decades. That's very delayed gratification.
Star Trek had it about right. Go out and explore.