I don't believe that humans are bad or good. I think everyone is capable of both and it depends which parts of us are activated.
I believe this is at the very core of the problem we are facing. Something Dr. Peter Whybrow has called out in his book The Well Tuned Brain. I love this quote below from his book. Really speaks well to the issue at hand. Technology has evolved to "activate" this "common behavioral root". Either we begin to realize this and build around it or continue to ride the slippery slope toward hyper mass consumerism.
Clues may be found to an understanding of how the brains internal market is distorted by
myopic preoccupation with the short term and by an obsession with continuous growth. In our contemporary experience I conclude that the 2008 financial crisis, the obesity
epidemic, and environmental degradation have a common behavioral root that is fed by
the enticements of affluence degrading the brains capacity for self regulation.