The postings of the demise of film are about as relevant as the idea that everyone everywhere will always have battery power fully available. I have been frustrated by the lack of batteries and the failure to recharge during assignments. In the cold the batteries fail more often and there are places in this world where there is no plug to be able to recharge your dedicated battery from the electronic camera. I can say I had that problem with my Rollei.
I also just cannot resist stating that photography did not replace oil painting or watercolors or charcoal sketching. Nor did photoshop replace panteen markers.
There may be a shift in who makes what but there is a need for film and digital and manual recording of scenes or ideas. Those who are in a panic should calm down. Many people have gone to digital and more will go there but that is not the abandonment of all media that is chemical based. There may be a shift that leads the traditional photography to become more of a fine art and there are pictorial renditions that just cannot be done with anything except a view camera or the optical printing process. Those unique process will become more of an art rather than a quick commercial process.
I use digital and film but each has a purpose. I can see those purposes continuing for many years.
The words of Mark Twain come to mind..." the rumours of my death are exaggerated" or something like that ( I didn't have time to look him up).