Altought the fear of technology is not anything new. The machines will take our jobs complaint has existed since the early industrial revolution period. They where called Luddites, workers of the textile industry of Great Britain that complained that the newly developed machines and steam power was pushing killing their jobs. They where known for rioting and breaking machinery.
Anyways there is this thing called the Luddite Fallacy. It treats the idea of Techonological Unemployment. Technological Unemployment exists altought it cannot cause and will not cause systemic unemployment. As new technologies and machines are developed certain professions, jobs and even companies are phased out and become obselete. But the main thing of technological progress is that it will ALWAYS push prices lower and lower creating aggregate demand. More people will be able to buy more products at lower costs generating more demand of products and services. With other words the more and faster you make things the more demand you generate due to falling prices and the availability of exess liquidity the more jobs you create trough products and services.
The only issue is that new jobs will require new skills and new types of workers. It is true that it is hurtfull for those who are being Phased out, but macro economically speaking it is beneficial.
The clear exemple of this is the rising quality of life in the western world since industrialization coupled with a spike in population sizes. We have more people then ever in history having higher standards of living.
If you visit places where automation is not widespread such as India, you will notice people working in labour intensive jobs for horribly low wages. Exactly because of these low wages they are unable to generate local demand (India and China) maintaing their wages low.
It is cold hearted to the individual and can be very painful for people or even communities to be phased out by technology, but macro economical speaking it has proven its benefits.
This is why whenever I hear bashing of public education or even hear the mention of home schooling I facedesk. Unless you intentionally want your offspring to struggle finding a job and don't want him to reap the benefits of advancing technology there would be nothing more important than education to prepar the next generation for a changed future.