In his book The Ages of Globalization Jeffrey Sachs quoted E.O. Wilson. I looked up the full paragraph and it’s good food for thought.

Humanity today is like a waking dreamer, caught between the fantasies of sleep and the chaos of the real world. The mind seeks but cannot find the precise place and hour. We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life.

– Edward O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth