The Industrial Revolution was the huge event of the 19th, and 20th Centuries. This was also called Capitalism, and was responsible for the creation of many Companies (or Organizations) – both big and small.
I will lump all of them under the umbrella term – the Enterprise.
Which always meant people in a hierarchical organization, working together to make money. Even the schools, which were for education, also had their administrators, who dished out the money – and ruled the roost.
To put this another way – this was a vast social machine, with people functioning as its parts.
This was nothing new – organizations like this built the pyramids. But Industrialization introduced new machines, energy machines that ran on fossil fuels – and made power (and powerful organizations) possible on a much larger scale.
And also a new idea – absolute social power, based on Manufacturing. This brings us up to the middle of the 20th Century.
Then something else came along, that changed everything – the Computer. At first, this made no difference – it was quickly adopted by Business. The Computer was the servant of Business – and made it Global Business.
It could do this, because of its Software – that was smart, and able to do many human tasks – and do them cheaper.
The Enterprise had been made of people – but now it could be made of computers.
Computers will now be in control.