Humanity is like a ship, and holes are our hobbies (lust, greed etc. which are fondly renamed as each one likes) which always have been outperforming what Science could accomplish!
Most of the greater or significant scientific achievements started from 19th century—may be with the commercial transmission of electricity! Thus many scientific equipments were invented which added to the comfort and convenience of humans who should have got more spare time now as much of the things they used to do manually are now done by machines in far greater speed and quantity. Yet most humans are busier and suffering from tension than ever always complaining about shortage of time. (Thus situation is comparable to a businessman who makes $1000 daily, yet unwittingly causes a liability of $2000 daily.)
See what unrestrained lust has done. In 1927 world population was just two billion, and it increased to seven billion in 2012 (in less than a century), thus most of the good contributions of Science exist as though they were never invented.
Look at the way the Titanic film was made, it is the reproduction of a great maritime disaster that happened in 20th C, yet its producers included a love-making scene which exposes the lust (of two people who are not married to each other) just before the disaster—something that never happened in the actual history.
This explains how the scriptures were also corrupted. Scriptures were originally written to show how the Law of Cause and Consequences works. Then it was interpolators’ turn to add Krishna having many wives, Solomon having many wives and concubines, David having many wives, concubines and further murdering his faithful servant to snatch his beautiful to add to his harem, still escaping death punishment, all of which presents a God who is evolving to the human standard.
Entertainment industry thrives on filling the movies with lust, greed and violence, which people copy later in their lives. Some of the high profile terrorist attack had its precedence in movies.
Interestingly, Einstein indirectly admitted that only an agency superior to humans can solve our problems: "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”