It’s far worse than that. The knowledge workers are dramatically limiting the future of physical workers, and displacing the majority of them with machines.
I’m not sure I agree.
Automation is most rapidly clearing out assembly line labor for sure. But at the same time, it’s decimating most of the white collar workers jobs for sure. Accounting, IT, programming, even areas like marketing which are supposed to be creative are getting hollowed out at a rapid rate as cognitive techologies and maching learning destroy those jobs.
The future is one of high-level executives, non-assembly line blue colloar workers (plumbers, carpenters, air conditioning repairment), and people on the dole.