Short term gain which then leads to long term pain, humans are not unique in this behavior, this seems the basic behavioral pattern of all life. I think this may be the major reason for the extinction of most species. Sure, there is the occasional meteor or pandemic virus, but most of the time a species will do themselves in. We are no more intelligent than bacteria, the greatest risk to humans are other humans. Those who do not believe in human caused climate change believe that we are doomed by the 47% of takers, in either case it is humans destroying human society. This might be a discouraging view, but if I understand correctly, there will be survivors, werewolves and vampires have an excellent chance of making it. Plus smatterings of human like species, such as trolls, elves and dwarfs. Magic is real.
The future will be a Lord of the Rings like world, only better and more magical. Science is magic and magic is real, for it is written, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. If there was ever a magic species, it is humans. All humans I know will believe six impossibly magic things, usually before breakfast. Here in America we have a capital city, Washington, DC, were magic is a daily occurrence, a stroke of the pen creates vast money, a flutter of lips creates truth, a talking point creates war without danger, whereas a wave of the hand can create new scandals. A true home for the Wizard of Oz, complete with the wicked witch of the east and flying monkeys. Some short term gain, plus a little magic, equals long term pain … for the other guy, for it is written, “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace”. Magic is real.
We have the magic of the free market, Wall Street (where most of the vampires live), is the gravitational center of money. A place where water flows up hill and the regular honest guy can become rich. Free market magic (which must never be threatened by taxation), a system working with the Washington magic to create wealth without risk, banks without loss, for it is written, “A penny saved is a waste of time”. Magic is real.
The magic of Hollywood is the best. A place where the middle class lives well, have excellent health with prefect teeth, and the bad guy always loses. Hollywood is my fountain of knowledge, for this is how I know of werewolves and vampires, with the ending always happy. In the near future (or perhaps it was long ago and far away), we will (or did) zip between the stars, meet aliens that had conquered Empires, then falling to the first human starship captain with a ray gun. The only real threat to spacefaring humans is other spacefaring humans, this can take several episodes to resolve. I am not worried, the good guys always win. In Hollywood all the recent college graduates get great jobs and beautiful mates. Best of all, cars never break down, there are no flat tires. For it is written, "Attention spans are getting shorter, and sincerity is over rated". Magic is real.
If not for all this magic, I would be very worried about our species’ future.