It's not pointless when you look from the top of the world dow. On the earth filled with dirty unwashed peasants working as your serfs.
See you look from down up , you are unwashed peasant gawking at Ivory Tower of your Masters. And you are not comfortable, you see them as tools of your oppression. And they are such tools indeed.
But people who build them want them such, oppressing you from the top. It's social hierarchy turned into concrete and glass.