I've been considering the implications of current trends in technology. I have seen several stories now about factories, usually in China, that are completely automated. No employees are needed.
(Example: [businessinsider.com] )
Companies are experimenting with automated stores like Amazon's new grocery store. Again no workers.
( [reuters.com] )
And we already have self driving cars now being put into use. Additionally machine learning is allowing machines to take over yet more positions, such as call centers, journalism, management, lawyers, etc.
I don't think trying to resist these changes will work, or be a good idea. Even if we didn't accept them here, other countries would, and we would fall behind. But what would result of this. Most jobs would be gone, and most of those who would loose their jobs would have no qualifications for the jobs that would exist.
It seems like these changes are just around the corner now, and it doesn't seem like any nation is prepared to handle it.