Simplification can’t be good. What is simple and easy going now some years ago needed a tremendous effort!
What has changed? Evolution! “Simple as that”. We do not need any more to travel from LA to London a year or two but 10 hours tops! We complain that our coffee is not having enough or has too many grains of sugar, but we forget that we still enjoy having it. It used to be called luxury having a cappuccino and only to be found in Italy ( Illy coffee is the best btw! ).
We use each day computers, smartphones, pads, e-book readers, monitoring our health with gadgets, but we are still scared that AI will bring humanity down.
So what about the aliens? We forgot that they are the biggest threat of all?
Short tale: Devil was in a market. He could purchase anything to control humanity. But one. He gazed on the most unappealing, gray and sad thing. The Ultimate Weapon of all. FEAR!!!