For decades, increased automation has led to greater productivity, displacing some classes of jobs, but creating whole new industries.
Innovations like robots in factories, ATM machines and self checkouts in stores have all met with some grumbling, but have also lowered prices while providing more convenience.
Generally,the chattering classes have taken it in stride. After all, when poorly educated workers’ jobs are being replaced, they can be trained to do higher level work. The attitude has basically been, “when computers can replace human thinking and intuition, then we’ll worry about it.”