I'm in the Meal Deal
It seems to me that there have been predictions of humanity being doomed for almost as long as humanity itself has existed. (Religion has historically been a big factor in this). Sure, it's certainly crap right now, but for better or worse, I wouldn't say it's out-of-the-ordinary crap. There have certainly been more difficult times for humanity in general. Also, of course, the fact that we are able to identify our current situation as bad and complain about it implies that we have some grasp on the conception of a good human life, even if it only exists as an ideal.