This debate first started a decade ago but I want to modernize it.
The reasons people wanted to be pilots. (I cant find a single reason why someone would want to become an ATC)
- They watched Top Gun etc. and decided to be pilots.
- Their grandparents were WW2 Veterans which fascinated them with war stories.
- They simply loved seeing planes that flew above their homes.
- They liked the WW2 pilot stories on the school.
Problems these days.
- Aviation movies are getting rarer and rarer and the millenials love watching nothing other than Ninja's Fortnite streams.
- There isnt anyone to fascinate the kids with their war stories.
- Since people are doing nothing but sitting on PC's and playing Fortnite with noise cancelling headphones they dont even see planes.
- Since social media stories are better than the history lessons they get fascinated only by the success stories of Elon Musk etc.
- All of this cumulated with the ever increasing pilot school fees and lack of interest of aviation where people act like animal herds where they will do their best to stay in a group like a dog that will never leave their owner kills the indivuality where the group leader is the role model for everyone else.
The final hypothetis is: Since nobody will want to become pilots this industry will be taken by the 1 pilot Artifical Intelligence planes (Altough the transocean hyperloop will balance) and the general aviation (Especailly Private Aviation with 100 percent of self flying pilots will die) will suffer trendmeous failures plus there are "rumours" of ATC being taken over by AI and humans only interfering in emergencies
I know this question seems like an some other broad and opinion based question but I think the next paragraphs can solve this problem.
Long story short. What I really want to find is an answer that includes some charts and infographics that will show the rate of people getting pilot certificates over the years.