If science and religion cooperate to uphold and extend dignity, and left and right remove the inequities that thwart fair competition, we can build a global society that's as close to heaven as we need.
One reading of the human story emphasizes war and domination. Another telling highlights overthrowing tyrants and progressively emancipating ourselves. The key to deciding which of these perspectives is predictive of the human future lies in a paradoxical property of power.
What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.