I was taking an idealistic position. "The world could have been so much better." That kind of thing. But it's probably not true. Having come up from animals where violence is an everyday occurrence it may be something that simply cannot be contained, except by greater violence.
For instance, I think the only way to totally stop war would be to have an overwhelming global force that immediately crushed any military action. But can we trust such a force and the people who command it?
A better future is not at all certain. I've been thinking about this lately, and watching some sane and some crazy youtube videos, and getting rather ........ed off. There's some weird ideas out there. It seems like disinformation. Or divide and conquer, a powerful technique in politics as well as programming.
And greater technology always seems to benefit the elite more than the masses. It's depressing. Still, ya gotta dream. Now where'd I put that pipe....