If no one cares what we know or can do then why would they want to exploit us?. Exploit: to use someone or something unfairly for our own advantage. Obviously there is little or no advantage in exploiting someone who does not know anything or can do anything of value thus you seem to have contradicted yourself.you have to leave fantasy land. No one cares what you know or can do.
They only care if you'll go along with being exploited or not.
In fact, as a business owner, I can tell you everyone does care what we know and can do which has real value. In fact my phone is constantly ringing with people wanting me to do any number of things they cannot do. That's the way the game works... the more we know and can do the more people call offering money for our services. At the moment I'm swamped and have had to turn away a lot of business.
Concerning the future, it looks bright and the average person now has access to automation, robotics, 3D printing and new customers on a global scale. From experience I have found the only people being exploited are the one's who let themselves be exploited, it's a choice we make. Why they let it happen is beyond me.