The bigger question is how technology improves human adaptability to nature’s entropy. Technology that does not is a net negative to humanity. We do not live in a fantasy world unless we declare everything a fantasy. Conveniently, then you have free reign to persuade many a greater-fool.
The fundamental flaw in human thinking revolves around our unrelenting solipsism. We, humans, do not dictate our survival. Nature does. We must adhere to nature’s principles to build theories and systems of technology that help us discover how to play the game nature best has already laid out for us. No matter how fascinating a study of self, navel-gazing will not get us there.