But even now, even in this more advanced world, it isn’t.
I remember that whilst I was at sixth-form some politician wrote a book on the effect that the new technological world would have upon ordinary human beings and their work/play patterns. His thesis was that the new-intelligence would free us up, give us more time off. According to his supposition, by now most of us ought not to be working more than two days a week.
It made perfect sense. That was almost forty years ago. What went wrong.