Over the course of human history, technology has made many jobs obsolete. But other jobs come available. We aren't facing a future of no jobs for people this time, either. What the latest technological advances have done, however, is make it financially viable to have goods and services performed by anyone anywhere in the world. What this means is that the western lifestyle is generally unsustainable. Global trade and manufacturing tends to raise the overall lifestyle of the country importing jobs (China, India, etc.) while putting downward pressure on the wages and lifestyle of the top countries exporting them. We'll have to accept that our children can't expect their overall experience to be as far ahead of ours as our parents' was ahead of our grandparents.