As the post subject says, jobs may be created. But the ten or twenty million cab and truck drivers will not be qualified, by age, location, skillset, or social contacts to get those jobs. And especially in the case of well-paid truck drivers, tens of millions who depend on the income of their driver family member will be impoverished as their wages are cut 75% or more, with all the crime and drug use that engenders.
The point of the Luddites was not to stop the future; they wanted to be compensated by those newly enriched by their destruction so that they would not be driven into destitution. They failed in this, and like many on-point labor and social contract protests since the 18th century, they were villified and made into a mockery, while at the same time being exactly right. They weren't cut in on the new profits, so they were driven into destitution. London filled up with the new poor and turned into a jungle of desperate grifts and prostitution, the hallmarks of a sudden removal of incomes from a society. Of course, as since the 17th century, the ruined population was blamed for their moral shortcomings for being poor, and savagely policed and imprisoned, while a small group at the top enjoyed their former wealth, newly diverted into their pockets. World War II temporarily reversed this condition, but we're back at it again.
We need to get out of this cycle of incinerating the middle class, then blaming and ostracizing them for what was done to them. We need to literally share the wealth. We've a new cycle of greed and ideology on the rise.