Commanding machines require programming. That is mot wonderful thing to do.
Programming absorbs your cerebral core and entertains it as well. Moreover programmers are ultimate masters of upcoming future. Therefore I suggest you to accept programming as your individual business.
In a p2p future this is going to be a great thing. You become a small scale god by doing so.
As a free software programmer you should ascertain that kind of future by developing the commonwealth of codebases.