The alone lead solitary lives, and sometimes suffer from loneliness. This is not good living. A new economy of human inter-relationships will build more healthy neighborhoods, and will inspire the community to thrive.
Getting to know your neighbor lessens isolation. It makes life more meaningful, because people are more important than things. In such a system, social currency carries more weight than filthy lucre, and quickly demonstrates its superior value. Important friendships can not be bought with money. They must be earned however, and maintained by working at them.
The art of conversation is worth much, and may be priceless to shut-ins. This is cultural capital. This industry will long continue after the machines in the factories cease.