that's why we have reached the end of Progress. have you seen the film Prometheus? it is set about 70 years in the future and the most prominent example of future tech is HOLOGRAMS. in the future humans have perfected holograms (and hibernation pods) and that's about it. they go to a moon where our species' creators have encamped, and they find out that THAT species also perfected HOLOGRAMS and HIBERNATION PODS. even the first Alien movie had more technological optimism, and it was made before the computer age.
in the time of hell, the new is always the eternally selfsame