Not trying to be cute. Nor am I an aging technophobe, but what I said is very true, most new technologies are created with the purest and best intentions, but quickly or occasionally over time, people think of ways to pervert them and use them for their own gain rather than the good for which they were intended.
I'm definitely not looking backward nor pining for the past. Your assumption about me is 100% wrong. However, in 50+ years on the planet I have seen many things heralded as great inventions which devolve into negative things. Television, your first great example, was supposed to be used for educational purposes. Look at it now, idiotic reality shows, moronic sitcoms, mostly garbage and pap intended to keep the drooling masses mesmerized so they don't notice how the rest of the world is turning to shit.
Same thing with a lot of your other examples. The Internet? Also meant for educational and research purposes. Now we have Youtube. Rocketry? Meant for entertainment (fireworks). Then it became a weapon. Same with airplanes, they were meant to deliver people and mail, but now they drop bombs. I could go on but you get my point, I hope.
I have hopes that some things may get better eventually, some have. Most have not.
I can assure you that I am not ready for the Legion quite yet, thank you. Not everything is more awful than it was, and if you think that attitude is poison, then what you do suggest is the right one as you see things going down the toilet? Obstinate complacency and a laissez-faire attitude is the poison. If you ignore the problems, things left to themselves just get worse. Hence we have the current state of affairs we find ourselves in today. Thank you for that.
Oh, and some day you'll be walking with a cane and shitting yourself in public. Until then, get the fuck off my lawn, whippersnapper.