The below flash music we created in 2000. The music is a mixture of new age and the sound of whales. As old as it is I still like to listen to the loop it makes. Some things last through time, I believe web developers still have a significant role.
As programs get smarter there is the promise of salesmen that you can cut out the web developer and build your own web site. This is true to a degree but far from the future. Clients want more and more custom actions to help them sell their products. this requires more than a simple we builder because coding is involved. In addition to this not everyone has a good eye for detail or know what are the best practices for the internet. All these things mean that there will always be a need for web developers. Deeper discussion on thes kinds of issues can be followed on this Board: Web Design, Hosting, SEO, Client Help