New here so don't want to step on toes but I think that regretably this will be our future. Maybe not in the near future but still there none the less.
Ask an Aviator from 75 years ago and they would have laughed when you mentioned fly by wire. (OK, maybe more tha 75) I would not like that idea but knowing companies and deep pockets, it would not surprise me at all to see this idea come to light.
Working in the computer field, I see more and more automated processes become streamline and accepted. From machines welding the most important structures in your cars to computers making decisions about whats for lunch. Technology will affect it all. A 747 can already fly itself with minimal input from it's Pilot. A UPS pilot put it to me best... " My job is to point it in the right direction down the runway and then leave it alone." Now, as he put it again to me, he has to be trained and ready for anything which is where human intervintion is needed but like the flight up north with the stick shaker problem, sometimes Humans thank we know better....
Jeezz... This is starting to sound like the Terminator movie.