We are also a society of "blamers." It's usually the fault of the other guy or the proverbial whipping boy, "they."
It doesn't matter what the problem or deficiency is.
- student non-thinking
- new diseases
- creating dullards with EED overuse
- terrorism threats
C'mon, you science guys... get cracking! Invent new stuff. Develop new science that leads to a new society.
Forget Orwell and Huxley. Hey, we're humans. We're smart enough to eschew apathy and mental dullness, no matter what science or society throw at us.