Am being semi tongue in cheek, for the record. But as always, I do wish it were possible for things to be nice.
I don't share your conviction that we are headed inexorably into darkness.
I keep picturing smart phones as some sort of gateway which opens out on the other side into an increasingly elaborate hall of mirrors. It's like the knot at the centre of a bow tie, everything narrows to that point then opens out again on the other side of it, only it's becoming increasingly fragmented and distorted and sprawling on that other side.