I agree with you. People who lost phones are as if lost in a desert.
But we have lived far from food and water for long enough. New ways of life are going to happen because there are fewer and fewer resources per day.
There is a good chance that one of those labs are going to make something that will fix the world for good. But let us be optimistic. There are many good things too. I could not have done what I can do without Google or YouTube.
They are considered bad by a lot of people but there are nice things too. Very very nice things in fact.