I agree. But I believe the world has always been so.My fear is that this massive system with accelerating change and increasing complexity has too much momentum, and is too complicated to understand and predict for the purpose of course correction, placing us on a ride going off the rails that can't be changed. Unless anyone has ideas.
Nobody is in charge. Nobody has ever been in charge. Even the idea that anyone could be in charge seems ludicrous.
We don't control the economy. Or ecology. Or politics, or industry. The best we can do is to influence the edges of these things. And fight over which way to influence them.
At heart, we are all just advanced chimps telling stories about the world to make us feel better when the thunderstorms come. Stories that make us feel like we have some control over how the wind blows, when we shake the branches, and howl in harmony. We feel in control when we pick the leader of our choir. We feel in control, when we shake branches together.
But the storms don't notice our efforts, and the winds are unperturbed by our singing. The world keeps on spinning, unaffected by our stories.
Rereading that, it sounds pessimistic, but that's not how I feel.
There are things I do control. There are things I do influence. But my control and influence are difficult to project beyond my reach. So I worry about the things I can reach, and let the winds blow.
The bigger problems are all just other people doing their idea of the same control and influence dances, often with very different goals. It's just different choreography.
So my solution, is to watch the dance, and listen to the howling. But also know how little the wind cares.