Our problem today is not that we face a world of increasing automation, but that too many of us have grown accustomed to acting like robots, striving to perform rote tasks with efficiency and accuracy. We are educated to provide answers, not questions and when we enter professional life we are evaluated the same way.
Today, we carry smartphones with exponentially more processing power than Feynman and Dirac put together. We can choose robots to do a number of jobs more cheaply and efficiently than a human ever could. Yet they remain tools, means to an end rather than ends in themselves. Robots cannot live our lives for us.