There are a number of certainties about Material Culture:
One is that its technical capacity will continue to outstrip its moral evolution…..and another is that there will be Hell To Pay.
Material Culture is, in its essence, all about SELFISHNESS. This ethos has inevitably resulted in a small minority of the most selfish taking possession of the majority of the world’s wealth, and, because these individuals are psychopathically driven, they will not stop appropriating until they own and control all that they can own and control, and they will use ANY means necessary to accomplish this.
If that means turning the entire planet into a combination prison camp and global graveyard, well… that is fine with them.