All of this shit is absolutely fucking retarded.
It's all hype, and it's sad.
The weirdest thing about all this stuff, all this talk of elevation, of automation… it's all on the backs of people mining, farming, etc. often in slave-tier conditions. Even with modern technology and an ample supply of labor, for some reason we haven't moved beyond this. Yet, in the first world, people vie for time-intensive (but labor light, and mostly bullshit) jobs using the machines and resources produced through still-strenuous labor, as though there was nothing better to do be doing…
What we are advancing towards is a higher level of hubris. I don't want to be left behind to die, I only want to die. We have the technology which could make my exit from this idiocy (and my own idiocy, as well) very pleasant, but I will probably have to make do with something a bit less pleasant. I've seen behind the curtain, and I have no interest in being a part of this idiotic program as a participant or "victim" of it.