Back to the topic though, how do we get from A to Z in this supposed reset? What steps can we be doing to prepare, if anything?
I'm sure this isnt the answer you're looking for, but you just got a glimpse from the very thought process in GEwork. The peasants arent productive so eliminate their jobs. Make credit harder to get. Emphasize the environment to justify production cuts. Make them entitled to more things so more capital is invested in automation.
As GEworks mentioned, fertility is huge. As is genetic engineering and artificial wombs.
As to preparing, thats going to depend on your worldview. If you just think this some materialistic event, go to the woods maybe, idk.