I couldn’t agree more, Matt! I also think it’s the disconnect from reality that causes us to long for a feeling of purpose and meaning to life. The further we detach ourselves from reality, the more our subconscious tells us we need it!
However, I’ve seen a lot of discussions like this lead to people concluding that we need to abolish all technology and go back to living directly off the land with simple tools. I’m against that and I believe that we can utilize the incredible technology and wealth of information and knowledge available to us to make better and more informed decisions. We just need to remember they are tools and then find ways to use those tools to create a better future and improve the overall well-being for all humans.