Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.
Extend the idea and what do you have? Senior engineers wandering around power plants? Experienced chefs walking the floors of food manufacturers? Science fiction authors keeping an eye on the robotic factories? It all sounds a bit odd, doesn't it? But perhaps it is what we need to do if we are to escape the grim consequences of leaving it all to the computers.