Will insurance brokers survive in the long run?

During my time in London I have met hundreds of insurance brokers, investors and innovators in FinTech, and the surrounding, wider insurance industry. The question that I have been obliged to answer most is: “Is Insly building and selling technology to a dying industry?” The domination of direct online sales and aggregators in UK retail insurance market, as well as the near disappearance of insurance brokerage industry in Scandinavian countries, suggest the clear validity of this question.