The following except is from the abstract of an in-depth study done by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne on the susceptibility of various occupations to computerization. You may be interested in seeing where your line of work falls on their scale. As a machinist, I come in at number 358 with a probability of being replaced of .65, right between computer support specialists and social science research assistants, overall, better than I expected!
We examine how susceptible jobs are to computerisation. …we examine expected impacts of future computerisation on US labour market outcomes, with the primary objective of analysing the number of jobs at risk and the relationship between an occupation’s probability of computerisation, wages and educational attainment.We further provide evidence that wages and educational attainment exhibit a strong negative relationship with an occupation’s probability of computerisation.
Here’s a link to their full report: The_Future_of_Employment
Visit their website: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/research/programmes/future-tech where they also express the view that “[t]echnological advancement has always been a major driver of social change.”