It is the differences between the 1% and the 99% that leaves that system so top-heavy that it eventually collapses under its own weight, without exception. As long as the 99% are systemically beholden to the 1%, there can never be true balance and the cycle of inequality
These miraculous devices gave humans the freedom to work on other, more interesting things. It's a first principle of physics; the less energy you spend on something, the more energy you have to spend on something else. This applies to both the smallest and largest of scales.