I'm not saying that at all, and my job directly depends on some pretty disrupting technology
What I am saying is that we need to change our ideals so that we don't look at public sector jobs and unemployment assistance as some kind of drain on society. They are the only parts of a functioning economy that actually allows for society to evolve without the kind of disruption we are seeing now.
There is a big difference between a person functioning in society and a business functioning in an economy. When 10 businesses compete in the same market, some will fail. If 10 workers are competing for 9 jobs, I hope you don't expect the weakest of the 10 workers to crawl away somewhere and die simply because he's the weakest.
The milkman can deliver other products, but just for arguments sake, assume that the horseshoe maker couldn't do anything else at the time he was fired. Without some form of assistance to retrain and live, what does he do?
And, one more thing. You and I and everyone else on this board better damn well hope that someone doesn't invent an AI that can write software. Otherwise we'll all learn what it is like to be a horseshoe maker in the world of the car. Are you prepared for a disruptive piece of technology like that?