Maximum snark! I love it! But let’s go the other way — Let’s just call the building/bridge/aircraft finished on a certain date and worry about quality when things go wrong. How come software is one of the few places we do this? Does it have to come down to putting lives in danger or is it just a smarter way to build?
But there is also truth to what you say. Salary is changing too. Look at the gig economy and pay per service. Like I said, it’s not fully baked yet, but it’s coming.