My sleep and dreams were messed up last night by high fever. I dreamt about an insight that changed all of science and philosophy so fundamentally that only feverish delirium can do the experience some justice. Humankind discovered how to choose a preferred path through the many-world interpretation of quantum mechanics. That is, everyone would, in their world, be the successful, make the right decision, win the lottery, etc. But ultimately, the implication of this was that life in that world would become pointless.
How exactly this was discovered is a bit blurry, but I recall advances in quantum computing. As we got experience with quantum computers, the more problems they could solve, and in the end there was a generalisation and the door to omnipotence was wide open.
I don't know about you, but that sounds like an awesome idea for a movie. Psychological sci-fi thriller, maybe?