I am part of a constituency group in Victoria. I was contacted to streamline the system used to connect people with items to donate with those people who are helping refugee families come to Victoria.
I built a database driven system to connect users so that all of this outpouring of charity does the most good.
We are in changing times. While maybe automation will get rid of work in 20 years or so, people will need to play out their careers and incomes until that comes about. Jobs that rely on antiquated technology are going (newspapers, for instance). Jobs that are easy to automate (eg. some elements of food service can be automated). Sectors where economies of scale allow for survival (eg. Amazon in lieu of department store retailers).
I worked for a start-up company. They pulled the trigger on seeking funding a little too fast. They were out there talking up their product while it was still vapourware. Most investors said, “I want to look at the prototype.” This created a crazy amount of pressure to develop an elaborate and almost impossible product with no time and no money; and, do it all from scratch.