Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative if there were more leisure more opportunity to engage in raising a family providing guidance to the young all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.