I think times come and go...fads come and go...and seasons come and go.
I think we are in a cyclical downward spiral, at the moment, and are experiencing a season of sin. Will it correct itself? I do not know, but the world has seen these times before.
I fear that the development of technology will eventually have a devastating effect on humanity as a whole. Sure, there are fun little gadgets that technological advancements have brought forth, but there will continue to be rampant unemployment as more and more companies rely upon automation and technology to do the work humans used to. Good for a few, but bad for the whole.
Technology has also made it possible for a small cabal of wealthy elitists to govern the world through the touch of a button. Now, a man in a computer room can launch a "Predator" drone air-craft that kills people 10,000 miles away by just using a joy-stick and computer screen. These poor people didn't even see it coming and they will never see their assailant's face.
The police also have the means to look through the walls of your home from the street corner and thus watch what is going on inside. They have satelites that can see the can of soda pop you are drinking and the list goes on and on.
The abuses of technology are endless and I believe it will only be getting worse unless it crashes. At the end of the day, technology allows a small number of people to do the things that many people used to do, like making a living and feeding their families. Through technology, many humans are now becoming obsolete. This fact has also given rise to rumors of population control measures whereby the social elite want to dispose of 90% of the earth's population, and technology is leading the way and making it possible.
Then we must ask ourselves if abortion, gay marriage, population control, the perversity of diversity, apostacy, perpetual war, rampant greed, increasing unemployment, pornography, sky-rocketing divorce rates, fatherless homes, latch-key kids, militant feminism and a whole list of other crimes against humanity are in the world's best interest. If one thinks this is so, then perhaps they see the world as getting "better", but if one interprets these things as "sinister", "sinful" or "evil", then to them, the world is getting worse.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and, I, for one, am seeing less and less beauty in the world.