There are so many ways to be human. So many ways to be alive. So many standards of living, and not all of them so low or as high as one might think. We are already living in the future. We always have been. But we can rarely recognize our present-future because it just never looks as good as the movies. And the future is messy. The line between “modern convenience” and “modern inconvenience” is as thin as a short circuit.
No matter how advanced or society gets, there will always be some people living at level zero, living with little more amenities than human had access to a thousand years ago. That’s the amazing part. The spectrum of the human experience is not really moving forward, it is simply widening.