What kind of pain will it work on?
I have found it works really well on mental anguish inflicted by pointy haired bosses and ass hat-wearing peers
A computer will be able to do YOUR job some day too.
If a robot show up that can climb a 1500 ft. tower and install a microwave dish, I'll be happy to let it do it. But somehow I kinda doubt it...
The typical ruralite will just laugh at the idea
Which is precisely why I made the distinction about large urban centers in my O.P.
If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.