Humanity isn’t advancing in a predefined direction. Each person has an impact on where we will be in a hundred years.
It’s like a rock tumbling down a hill. Any small variation will change the course dramatically.
The ride from bad systems to better ones is not smooth. Humans are complicated creatures. Thankfully, it seems to be getting smoother.
As planning animals we create scaffolding. Building a transitory state allows you to leapfrog ahead. You can plan for the short-term future. Humanity overall is still too complex to accurately predict.
However, apply your mind. You’ll see patterns useful for your medium-term. The best way to advance is action.
Create more, consume less.
You can change things.