Anecdotes like this practically answer the Fermi Paradox. We don't meet advanced civilizations because those civilizations destroy themselves fairly quickly. Once you have the technology to destroy your civilization, you only have to fuck up once to do it.
To build on this - as your civilization becomes more advanced, the ways to destroy itself multiply and the threshold to trigger this is lowered.
So within couple generations, something equivalent to incorrectly dereferencing a pointer on nanbots cloud can trigger the end of the world.
We are f*&^ed.
Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.