Why is this never discussed?
Why do we need pilots any more?
Surely, computers can do a superior job… gotta be less complicated than self-driving cars, and we basically have that perfected, and cars have infinitely-more obstacles to avoid along the journey, and involve far more "path" variations than (1) air and (2) uniform, consistent, very predictable, very finite number of runways.
Are airline pilots even pilots? How do we know they're not actors only there to look the part? Why should airlines be the exception to the fakery that is every other aspect of what we think we know to be true?