Robotics & Automation
This is just following the natural course of the current manufacturing trends, as robots and automated machines are simply more productive, cost-effective, and easier to work with than humans are.
Chances are that in 15-20 years from now, modern factories will be close to independent entities, that can run most production processes completely automatically, with human intervention being reduced to the bare minimum.
Now, there are two sides of this coin, with a big debate . Some say that it’s the doom of humanity, while other say it will free humans from the boring and repetitive tasks. Only time will tell how automation will impact the future of manufacturing.