It needs extensive research to predict, what effect and how the future techs will affect us physically & mentally.
The way we are human is beautiful. We see, we smell, we taste, we talk, we listen, and we touch; 7 wonders of the universe. Now the question is how to preserve or polish these traits, but more important is how to keep these senses against the technologies of the future.
A big challenge is to “get out of smart devices and talk to each other”. Individualism is on the rise. Health is on decline, as modern research suggests, loneliness is lethal for life. It is equally dangerous to smoking.
Things definitely land on “smart choices”. Smart choices not by TV or Billboard, a Hollywood model telling us to be smart. Smart, sensing the right and making wise choices. Responsibility lies on the people, who are leaders in the sense of the word. This responsibility is very high. If we do it properly and can save the future. In case we fail, humanity will fail. Hence, a change in consumerism and a very effective drive is very much needed.
Let me give you a hope, by not exaggerating or wishful thinking. Seeing people like Richard DiPilla, Dario Ruggiero & Otto Scharmer and different organizations cropping up to tackle the issues. I am myself was working & living a normal living. My consumerism was the same. Until I became aware. I made smart choices and started addressing the issue.
However, hope is great in its value but not in magnitude. For the magnitude part, it comes down to you. Be an example for your family. Let this fragrance of change to spread to your neighbors and so on and so forth. This practice model is effective and it can show an ice-ball impact in changing the consumerism.