looks like all the ruling class have to say to reasure us is that at least it's not the 20th century.
surge in backward looking nationalism in (aristocratic) UK and (anti-americas) USA, europe looks tardy... all the developing nations are holding their breath, and in e.g. china we have, i'd have thought, old fashioned despotism to look forward to.
and, assuming the economy can survive all these political threats, then there's near limitless technological power for these (_godforsken_) rulers.
on a merely apolitical / defeatist level i say: be as free and principled as you can.