An excellent article on automation. It will be specific activities in jobs that will be automated. So each of us will see large pieces of our jobs go away, not just low income work. and much dangerous or low skill work will not go away since it cannot be automated well. It has many ramifications for industries like ocean shipping. Will the captain’s and mate’s job disappear? No, but many of the things they do will, and jobs will need to be consolidated.
As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
Source: Four fundamentals of workplace automation