In this article, Nick Chavez–a mechanical engineer–reflects on the role engineers have in rendering workers non-experts as more expertise is transferred to the machine that gets used. Something that once had to be done by hand might turn into something done with a push of a button. This is especially troubling for communist (or other pro-labor) mechanical engineers. It is a bit longer than the usual article; read when you have ~20 minutes or so at the link below.
Wonderful photo, courtesy of Rui Carvoeiras
Source: The Present and Future of Engineers – The Brooklyn Rail