Democratizing AI, Nobel Prizes, Eradicating Malaria, Ice Bucket Challenge, and Green Hydrogen
"I am sure there is a name for this bias — bad things standout as bad and good things become expected — but it escapes me."
The term you're looking for is hedonic adaptation.
"Humans can be wicked smaht. We can do and discover things sacks of meat and chemicals have no business doing and discovering."
Very true. We should not have done and discovered celebrity reality TV and the worst parts of social media either so it's good we have these bookends to keep us humbly squished in the middle.
That's the hope, anyway. Good set of links.