I promised I'd post fivethiryeight articles, so heres the first one. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/manufacturing-jobs-are-never-coming-back/
The power of automation can be clearly seen in the chart showing ouput vs jobs. While this is now showing up mostly in Manufacturing jobs, imporvements to AI and consumer experience with computers will only increase automation in retail and creative industries.
For myself, using algorithmic model tools aloows for more iterations of a project that would be feasible with traditional 3D modeling tools.