Well you summed it up in that last bit. We are very young in the grand scheme of things. I remember a scene from Cosmos in which Carl Sagan is standing in a huge room with hundreds, maybe thousands of large tiles on the floor. He starts in one corner saying "imagine this is the Big Bang" he then walks down talking of stars, planets, galaxies etc... forming, disappearing, new ones forming, possible alien societies doing the same, on & on for several minutes. At the last tile, he places a quarter in the corner & says "this... is all of human history." Plus, even in that short time, nothing you described in your first paragraph is new.
In my opinion this is a definitive yes. We are a nation that is out of control, playing our part on a global stage that is even more out of control. We are systematically destroying the planet, looting its resources at rates that are absolutely unsustainable with zero regard for its consequences. Today's western/capitalist mindset produces division-based perspectives and a "me vs. you" state of mind built on the acquisition of trivialities such as material possessions and status identifications. Because of this, corruption is rampant in order to ensure an individual's getting ahead of the others in this race of rats. The system has done a better job at creating worker slaves than it has at liberating the collective creativity and ingenuity that make up the human spirit and endeavor. We live in a world where killing and torturing our fellow mankind is acceptable and commonplace behavior by the state. That in itself is an absolute abomination. The homeless and starving are left on the streets to suffer, while billionaires run around town on an endless quest of hording as much money and possessions as humanly possible. Our currency is constantly being manipulated and holds no real value in actuality. The population's faith in what should be equated to printed toilet paper is the only thing that keeps it afloat.
As a species we have lost our way. Being that "the self" is the prime motivating factor expressed (seemingly) in the actions of most individuals, we commit inhumanities against ourselves and our mother Earth, every single day without thinking twice. We have been brainwashed by a culture that worships ignorance, fear, nonsensical behavior, and "riches," that usually amounts to empty lives, psychological turbulence, and alienation amongst ourselves. This blatantly contradicts our fundamental aspects of unity and oneness we share at our inherent foundation of being. It is impossible for us to continue down this path for too much longer, while no significant actions have been taken to halt this widespread destructive behavior. Unless we all grow up REAL FAST, while taking the severely drastic measures needed to ensure any level of global sustainability, we will all be doomed to suffer the grim fate handed down to us by ourselves. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. We are a very immature and naïve species. It is imperative we snap out of it now if we want any kind of decent future.
What is everyone else's thoughts on our future outlook in this regard?
You & I may differ on how humankind will reach it's true potential, but we can agree that we aren't anywhere close at the moment, & it would be fascinating to watch it happen.
As to SHTF, I think the idea of it happening is scarier than what would happen during the actual event.