A lot of people talk about Kaliyug and shed tears over how morally corrupt the society has become.
However statistically speaking, world has become a much better compared to how it was 100 years back. There are less deaths in wars, there are less deaths because of ordinary diseases. Speaking of women, their future seems bright than ever. There is overall less oppression and more freedom.
I would like to believe that human being are evolving not just physically but also at a moral level. Our moral standards are going higher and higher in long term though in short term we might see some local minima and maxima.
It also appears that while there is a tremendous diversity across the world, it is usually handful of nations that show the way to the rest of the world.