It's the conflict between our selfish desire for top-level transcendence and our greedy dependence on base-level grunt work.
The first only exists because of the second.
Most daydreams are about exalted states. Who wouldn't rather be Lord Grantham than Hallboy #3?
The difference between reality and aspiration could not be greater.
This conflict will only worsen as the number of possible mind states increases.
But why shouldn't transcendence be a way of life?
Each living cell is more complicated than a city.
The quantum state of each molecule is more complicated than a living cell.
The best possible mind patterns could be amplified, by creating many copies of them.
That could mean these mind states will be embodied in physical bodies instead of software. Then coherent quantum effects could also create many small but meaningful variations.
Post-Singularity minds may not be much larger than ours, but they will embody the knowledge and meaning of a vastly larger society.
This also implies that most possible mind patterns should be de-amplified. In fact almost all should really not exist at all
Let those with bad lives perish. More successful versions containing all possible positive experiences must exist throughout the multiverse.
Even worse than the prolongation of their discomfort is the immense effort it takes to support them through taxes.
I would never enslave anyone to prolong my existence.
At most I might ask for the cost of one bullet to afford the copay of the Smith & Wesson catastrophic health management plan.