“One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with.” – Marshall McLuhan, Born Jul. 21, 1911.
If you're not someone who can be a creator of new information, your best bet to survive in the future (until we abolish money, Star Trek style) is to become a creator of META information.
Meaning, you create information ABOUT other information.
You organize, sort, rank, reject, elevate, and commentate upon information from other sources, for purpose of benefiting people who are interested in a given subject, but would otherwise DROWN in the reams of new information created daily.
I mean, look at that last sentence. It could choke a horse. Someone needs to break that shit down into something that makes sense to non-nerdy humans.
But this is an easy position to occupy. It's an easy claim to stake. You are not the creator of your chosen niche. You're not an innovator or a boat rocker. That's fine.
Just become a journalist, a reporter, a reviewer, a critic.
Help people find the good shit and avoid the bad. Help them find the hidden treasure in the niche, and avoid the booby traps they would otherwise blunder into.
Because the constant firehose of information isn't going to stop. It won't slow down. More information gets posted to the Internet every day than was created in entire centuries of human history in times past.
Someone has to sort that mess or else everyone else is going to miss out on the good bits.
Do a solid for humanity. Get your pan and start sifting for gold. Toss out the turds. Show people what you find that's good.
That's what I do. Good money in it. Few hassles.