How much money was there to be gained by the people promoting the moon landing hoax? I think you'll find that many people will go along with dubious/nebulous theories if there's financial gain involved. Cue the accusations of Denier!
What, when and where are these huge impacts? Since we don't know these slightly important details, what should be done besides adaptation that won't involve "disassembling capitalism" and creating a worldwide all-powerful regulatory authority? Humans are really good at adaptation.
But those under ~30 have been conditioned to tolerate shitty software, so it could be argued that they'll go for shiny new SmartGuns too. Especially if they want to feel virtuous and avoid being attacked by peers.