I had a link, but I can not find it now of the new Google plans for selling products and SEO trajectory for the future.
The future of search and product selling looked good (it is questionable) for the end user but not as good for sellers and service providers.
The Future of Search:
Search will be voice Search (you ask your trusted Virtual assistant what you need, and it will provide you with the best/correct product to buy at the best price etc.) and Text Voice providing on a web page the same results as voice,
The problem Google and other Search providers encountered when Chat GPT arrived was the fact that this Tool could do this job already if connected to the internet (not yet done), and Google and others, when they realised the potential, panicked 🙂 (they realised people can bypass Search engine and go directly from Question asked to the Service provider without clicking their Page) (no more tracking and no more money)
Now they are preparing a platform where all sales will be via the Google platform, and if not, you probably do not really exist. This way, they can integrate their own tools (virtual assistants) and sell the product.
How is this related to Web hosting and Web services (hosting+design+SEO etc.)
I can tell you that Chat GPT is not very smart yet (it has a lot of knowledge - huge storage), but creating things, it still needs to evolve a lot. I tested this myself (asked to create a few scripts in PHP MySQL or file DB) it is not really performing complex tasks.
If really optimized and provided a standard platform (hardware + software), I do believe if released, all hosting industries can be automatised, and we can all be out of business.
Servers are deployed automatically in 120 sec on OVH. They are already there. Enhance can be deployed on hardware replacing human interaction (this is already possible in my opinion) Future does not look very good for service providers. (Support can be deployed and provided via AI and learn and apply the knowledge acquired from all interactions at an amazing speed.)
Will a client choose between something (AI) learning and providing instant 24x7 support and fixes or someone like Mr "Jhon Smith" having leased a couple of servers and with his own knowledge and tools available get some hosting services up.?
Myself, I would choose the AI 🙂 (yes there are a few times "here and there" when requirements are very custom)
If you are a coder or a guru on any of the modules running the infrastructure (maybe a good hardware engineer (this I probably me) or others here let's add Enhance development team here for software), we might have a chance, but not many of us are required. The rest we can relax and enjoy free time or start doing something else as a career.
There are steps in human evolution, and they are called revolutions. Not long ago we had the hardware revolution (mechanical). The next one will be the Software revolution (AI)
AI and automatization will disrupt many industries. (I will definitely not need a bookkeeper, as AI will do a better job at a fraction of the cost) imagine how many People (bookkeepers) will have to choose a different path as a career in the future!
This was a long post, and I probably have typo mistakes, but it was good to share 🙂