Just a muse. This topic I believed it has already been discussed many times to a yawn. But I would like to explore another angle and to share a probable scenario:
Just imagine, if technological advancement has let to the development of an ultimate camera system which offers the highest of megapixels, multiple exposure recording, fastest auto-focusing and frame-per-second shutter speed, zoom lens which is on par of any prime lenses, flash strobes that do not need re-cycle time, etc.. Basically, its like all your wishes for a camera had come true with this system.
Let say you go for a shoot (can be event, street, wildlife, etc.). You just need to secure a best spot and wait for the event to start and all you have to do is just press and hold and let the camera keep firing like a machine gun without the need of re-loading. When the event ends you simply just check and delete away and keep only those few shots which you think are picture worthy. And back to your home with your laptop plugged in, and since all your shots are of highest megapixels, you can simply crop to any composition till your heart delight.
Till then, photography is not really a skill at all (besides some selecting skills, composition skill, pp skill, perhaps?). The real photography skill lies merely in the knowledge and timing of knowing securing the best spot (ie. in event, street, wildlife, etc.) to take photos.