we (obviously) refer to our current time period THE MODERN ERA or MODERN HISTORY. we refer to other eons as PRE-HISTORY, ANCIENT HISTORY and also have MEDIEVAL HISTORY (interchangeably called the middles ages). so in the far future when assumably Future historians will refer to their own era as MODERN... what will they refer to our era as? say like in 500- 1000 years time.
*the industrial age? the digital age? the computer age? the fossil fuel age? the oil age? the mechanical age?
**how about the Progressive era? or maybe "the new world era"- in homage to the early ages of exploration around 1500. or even still the Columbine era (Columbine history) in honour of the man who spearheaded this era- CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.
what defines this current epoch???
NOTE: **I HAVE IGNORED SPACE AGE- because I assume future humans will still be in a space age (nuclear apocalypse permitting). we will have colonised half the solar system by then.