Even though the high street may die a death, machines powered by us will probably run the shops that remain open. But this technique of doing things ourselves appears to be running into other areas of our lives.
A little while ago, self-service checkouts were finally installed in my local Morrisons. And long overdue they were too, if you're asking me. Not that I'm antisocial or anything. Far from it, I spend my days crouched over a laptop in a book-lined study (alright, book-lined garden shed) because I'm an incorrigible people person.