I would have liked for machines to do the job, but years later when I learned about software and computers I realized there are some thing machines cannot do.
Some of these boxes were pretty complicated to fold and the displays even more so. None of the boxes were exactly identical; there was always some minor variation. I wondered what sort of machine could fold these complicated boxes. I just couldn't see it.
Some people, who don't understand software or computers, think machines can do everything. They can't.
Some jobs will never be automaticated. Unfortunately, it appears it's to going to be the real shit jobs that can't be automated, like that production line.
For that matter, the harder the job, the less it can be automated. Logging trees? Working on an oil rig? That's not going to happen.
The spergs who pass for economists, who don't realize economics doesn't stand alone by itself, are clueless. They swoon over McDonalds being automated but they never realized the customers might just go to another restaurant with workers there (what I see at McDonalds are a bunch of old retired guys and women socializing with each other).
It's amazing the number of old people I meet who can't do the simplest thing when it comes to automation. Do you really think they want to order on machines? Some will never figure them out.
When it comes to software, computers and machines, no one can tell the future. Predictions are just fantasy and often have nothing to do with reality.