This is true from your and my perspective, but how do you know about the perspective of others, those who are at the apex and might think they have everything they need, and hence to screw you and me?This does not make sense at all !
'All people poor' means no innovation and almost no benefits for the elite.
This means a much less comfortable life for the elite as well !
NO WAY !!!
Else, how do you explain the periods of history that civilization seemingly did go backwards (not just stood still), the last under 'Christian' supervision?
There is all kinds of debate going on that modern technology is killing us, especially if we try to expand it to the currently disposessed. Whether true or not, it provides a pretext to deliver an apocalyptic scenario.