For those that are interested, Player Piano is Vonnegut's (author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle, etc.) first published book, and it is set in a society of the future where all menial labor has been replaced by machines, and the upper class is largely composed of the engineers that maintain and build the machines, leaving the rest of society to feel practically worthless despite their healthy standard of living. If you're a fan of books like 1984, Brave New World, or even Vonnegut in general, I'd recommend checking it out.
Wanting desperately to retain a sense of spontaneity and adventure, but feeling it become increasingly incompatible with the life you live and the kind of goals you have for the future. It almost feels like mourning a person, because you know there is at least some version of yourself that is no longer really alive.
–Chelsea Fagan (2013)