They said of the factories of the future that they would end up employing only a man and a dog each. The man would sweep the floor – the dog was there to stop him touching any of the buttons. And so it will be when we see pilots walk into the cockpit with a dog. Then, nothing can go wring.
LOL! Love it.
We were in the process of saying "goodbye" to our jobs a few years back, when our bosses decided to take our data center to "dark room" status... no one there, no one needed, everything automated. Then one night, happily before we had sunk TOO much money into automation, the computer room environment failed. For reasons too complex to go into here, three of our four air conditioners crashed, and, within minutes, the room was too hot to allow the computers to stay up. Had we not been there on-site to start shutting things down safely, most of our systems would have been fried by the heat by the time someone drove in from the outside. This was something that none of their alert systems would have been able to even notice, never mind transmit out an alarm for.
Thus, they rethought their "dark room" plan. And I still have a job.
Too much automation is NOT a good thing. Sometimes you actually have to have a human interaction... even if it's just someone noticing that the air conditioners aren't as noisy as they were a few minutes ago...