The period that followed the industrial revolution. The merging of the highly accelerated mechanical technology and the new capabilities of electric technology allowed for mass production as never seen before in history.

Automation tends towards self-liquidation. As the conception of products becomes farther removed from the actual manufacture, products become cheaper and more configurable. The ultimate end of automation is an "economy" in which the thought of an item is synonymous with it's fabrication. We are still progressing thru automation, and we've almost reached that point.

N. B.: this think-into-reality existence will only be available to the rich, like us.. the tasks that can not be filled by machines will be filled by labourers and there will be a notable difference in class.. already kids live in a world where their dumb webpage produces real money.. crazy.

see: Money is actually Magic Points, Immigration as automation