Some of the institutional models we got used to in the past are clearly gone, but I observe that many of us are not happy with the new situation.
Lifetime employment and the loyalty between company and worker are gone. Privacy on the street and in one's communications are gone — basically, anywhere anyone can hear or catch a glimpse of you, as well as on the internet and in your record as a consumer. The idea of sportsmanship and physical self-cultivation seems to have been replaced by chemicals — boy, is that ever not the Greek ideal! And universities have ceased to be institutions dedicated to selfless learning but have been replaced by corporate zombies of similar appearance. This last change has been underway since, to hear older professors talk, the 1970s.
I don't think the old ways are ever coming back — the trick now is to find a liveable situation of some sort.