The problem is that most of us can not see the relation between cause and effect. The effects are uncountable, the Cause is ultimately, One. We are afraid to see things in relation to each other.
We are afraid to find out the cause. God knows what we may find…
The premise for our very existence is false, as we no longer are in contact with our transcendental source. When a civilization has lost touch with its higher purpose, is doomed. Thus, technological progress is mostly a compensation for our emotional, ethical and spiritual deficiency.
If we were really sane, progress would mean a greater life-awareness and morality.
Progress – to put it in Ekhart Tolle´s words -“has become intelligence in the service of madness.”
No mad man will ever admit he is mad. The same goes for our so-called civilization.