I saw part of a 1956 movie today, “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit”. The film is based on the novel by the same name. Here is a paragraph from Wikipedia about the novel:

“The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” is a 1955 novel by Sloan Wilson about the American search for purpose in a world dominated by business. The main characters, a middle-class young couple named Tom and Betsy Rath, share a struggle to find contentment in their hectic and material culture while several other characters fight essentially the same battle, but for different reasons. In the end, it is a story of taking responsibility for one’s own life.

Of course, other critics deal with the movie/novel a little differently:

Historian Robert Schultz argues that the film and the novel are cultural representations of what Adlai Stevenson had described in 1955 as a “crisis in the western world”, “collectivism colliding with individualism,” the collective demands of corporate organizations against traditional roles of spouse and parent.

How does that differ from the crisis of “robotics/automation versus humans” taking jobs from humans?

Adding “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” to my movie watch list. Followed by “I, Robot”.