I've had this conversation many times now about how technology has killed the professional photographer's career. There is truth in this statement and yet, like Darwin's theory, once must learn to adapt or face extinction. It seems we have been down this road before with Polaroid cameras, disposable cameras, brownie cameras etc. But what is different perhaps is the combination of digital photography, the world wide web and social media.
Finding your niche market and earning a living is more difficult than before, but hopefully there are ways to adapt what you do with what you need to do. It's something that the romantic side of me has had to contend with in order to not become a modernist dinosaur.