The people who have dedicated large pieces of their lives learning to be effective in the jobs being shifted to automation have been, are, and will continue to be, fucked.
The TOTAL number of jobs may be only slightly reduced or even increased (though again usually somewhere else...), but the people whose careers are destroyed have no hope of recovery. So your argument is bullshit. Our society doesn't do a goddamned thing to mitigate the destruction that is focused on the people who have nowhere to turn.
I believe that those of us with privileged IQs and who learn for a living do not understand the flatly gut-wrenching transition from journeyman/master craftsman in a trade (machining, driving; choose a skill formerly limited to humans) to pre-junior apprentice intern. Interns *sometimes* make a minor stipend... The ex-tradesman is near or past middle age with children heading into college, a mortgage, car payment, medical costs, etc.
In today's libertarian paradise, it's entirely possible to pay big bucks for entry into school. There is no room for someone whose cost of living exceeds the pay of early stage career development. Those who don't have the wherewithal to pay up are "obviously slackers unwilling to invest properly in their own futures".
I have worked in high-tech places and in very low-tech places (trying to bring tech to improve business processes, etc.). Generally, a small fraction of the younger workers are prepared for the inevitable changes, but once past a certain age, that flexibility goes out the window as family and financial commitments place extremely tight restrictions on a worker's choices.
My family moved to an area near southeastern Ohio in 1972, and the community there was *already* depressed due to reduction in coal employment. That was before much of the current explosion in technology came along to make a bad situation into a complete disaster for the community.