Suppose some higher intelligence did not make us what we are. Then we are really on our own. Really. Humanity is truly in control of it's entire destiny... however good, or bad, that may (yet) turn out to be. That pleasantly frightening thought crosses your mind on occasion when your faith structure is challenged.
Here are some things I'm guessing might be in store for the future (FYI: I'm an optimist):
Cheap, efficient sources of energy. This will lead to greater and greater amounts of free time for people. Ahhh, I love working 2 days a weekend. It will give us so much more free time to devote to higher fulfillment... Well, we know some here would like to devote themselves to lower fulfillment.
How about advances in medicine? After cracking The Big Code we went on to bioengineer everything, including children and furniture. I'm thinking they'll have those telemerates working correctly by then. Think of it: eternal life. Well, not quite.
The WBTS? Of course it disbanded back in October 2008 due to legal pressure against it and eventual non-support by members. Sure, a few nuts still clung on, but the Dubs never really seemed to gain much more than a few thousand followers after that. *
So where do you see humanity taking us?
* Disclaimer: Do not be like some apostate brothers who may have unwisely read into my words. Such ones began to set their hopes on dates or events. Their foolhardy hopes quickly vanished as the time came and went and nothing came to pass. Keep in mind that I would never claim to be a prophet, nor was any mention of such a date ever directly made in my posts. And if it was, then it must be your fault for reading it.