Every century tests the strength of humanity. At various times the famous saying of Confucius "may you live in a time of change" sounds either as a curse or as a wish. And how we make ourselves depends on whether humanity passes the next test of complexity. Will it not become captive to such products of its immature mind as artificial intelligence? Will it be able to break free from the tight grip of its own past experiences? Can it cope with the "syndrome of the contemporary," which always fails to keep up with the running day? And are there ways to achieve happiness beyond well-being?