As we move forward in time do things get better? There are two opinions. Opinion 1) is that: Nothing changes; 2) is that: Everything gets better.
File under 2) the notions that, politically, everyone gets more human rights and freedom and, economically, the standard of living increases. But neither of those things are happening for everyone. The truth is that they are only happening for a few. Unless these gains, those of human rights and of economics, are made for more persons, we are going to crash.
And what will crash? It is capitalism, a form of life, that will crash.
Of course some of us enjoy more freedom; and, more leisure and/or comfort. But if we do not make a serious effort to share that with others, then what is it worth?