Is life a series of distractions from existential dread?
The problems that plague us today have been the same for thousands of years. We all suffer from the same demons and distract ourselves the same ways, adopted to this day-and-age. The world 50 years from now will look very different, and yet will be very much the same.
The best we can do is to live for today, and make sure we live for our own sake.
At the end of the day, we'd all be dead anyway.