I have to be honest, as much as we want to think that one day there's going to be a world where robots and AI take all the jobs away, and companies are sitting there laughing as they don't have to pay for workers anymore...
...there is then the problem of what do you do when you basically take away your consumers.
So let's say Apple decided to completely hand over the entire company to robots and AI. All they have left are executives and maybe a couple of upper managers, some technicians, but let's say all the design, development, marketing, business and finance, production, manufacturing, everything else is run either by robots or AI. Putting thousands of people out of work and making them irrelevant.
What happens then when nobody has money to buy a new Mac or iPhone? At that point, Apple is out of business, or they're then going to lobby the government to get huge amounts of tax dollars to buy everyone technology. I find that funny too because basically then it's socialism.
Henry Ford knew that the very people he pays to build his cars are the same people that are going to buy them. The problem is that too many companies have lost sight of that. They're drooling over AI and robots thinking it will increase their profits without consideration to how much they will lose when nobody can purchase or consume their goods and services.
And yeah, like someone else said, we've been hearing for years and years that this is going to happen and it hasn't happened yet. Maybe a couple of big players could try it, but they might face a consumer backlash for all we know. Too many other companies are small and just can't afford to go there. I mean we still have a shortage right now of tech workers, so at the very least I could see things balance if some bigger players started going this route.