Business Insider lists ten popular jobs that are becoming less in demand due largely to technological changes and advancements.
They list mail carriers, farmers, drill press operators, meter readers, newspaper reporters, travel agents, lumberjacks (but they're OK), flight attendants, printing workers, tax examiners and collectors.
Tax collectors might be cause for celebration. These are all pretty obvious. I have used a post office box for years despite the fact that it is eight miles to the local post office.
The decline in the number of farmers is nothing new. It goes along with what we posted the other day about more food from fewer acres.
In some of the cases we are looking at displacement rather than replacement -- for example, newspaper reporters and travel agents decline but the number of people needed to support internet news and travel sites might increase slightly.
I am reminded of a remark an executive type made regarding myself and another programmer back in the mid '80s. "It's a good thing computers were invented because I don't know what people like you two would be good for otherwise." The funny thing is that he wasn't joking. He really disliked that he had to depend on "our kind" to get some of his work done. He would much rather have had a dozen browbeaten clerks to harass than a couple of (in his opinion) arrogant smart-asses with whom to contend.
The world changes, not always to everybody's liking.