boss: we aren't yet ready to replace engineers with robots, but that day will sneak up on us. so i'd like all of you to train a robot to do your jobs, just so we are ready.
dilbert: you want us to train our own replacements?
boss thinking: this is another thing a robot would not argue about.
office worker: we need to think longer term about how all of these dynamics play out.
dilbert: sounds reasonable. what exactly were we doing before?
office worker: i can't speak for anyone else, but i was making random decisions and hoping i'd change jobs before anyone found out.