The world is more addictive than it was 40 years ago. And unless the forms of technological progress that produced these things are subject to different laws than technological progress in general, the world will get more addictive in the next 40 years than it did in the last 40.
I very much agree. Scientists are creating better and better methods to play with our minds/fears to get us to consume more (technology, medications, food, etc). Those people who realize that life should be simplified will be the most successful in the future.