Re: Car analogy, software emulation
Upvoted because you have described the problem exactly. I suspect that some point, the airlines would like "pilots" that are basically meatbag window dressing. Hire basically a computer operator who has no knowledge of the guts and mechanics of flying.
There's a lot of similarities betwixt flying and driving. Seat of the pants and feedback from the controls are big part of it. Once everything goes full computer control and human "takeover" controls aren't needed then fine, but until that happens we need the control and the feedback the vehicle gives us.