According to physics the past, present and future all exist simultaneously. The flow of time is an illusion.The future is predestined.
Shakespeare said all the world is a stage. He wasn't wrong. What we call "now" is just the flickering of a projector.
In the future, physicists will devise technologies to see through the veil. We will know everything and be unable to change anything. Humanity will understand it's place in the universe.
Everybody wants to be a star. Most are destined to be supporting players.
We are an important part of the universe's story. We're the red shirts.