Yes things will get worse. They have to. Humans are not motivated to change until a certain threshold of discomfort or negative reward is reached. For populations, this change threshold must affect a critical mass for synergy to take effect in which that population then begins a process of widespread acceptance and adoption of that change element.
Looked upon in this way we can appreciate the requirement that things must get worse and in so doing become themselves the very motivators for the change to begin. Put another way, we WANT things to now get worse in order that it then becomes the CAUSE of the desired change. It seems counter intuitive to many but it must be realised and appreciated by the awakened community. Our work is to be catalysts of the change in the directions that are desirable by seeding now the elementary and fundamental concepts of new paradigms which will eventually blossom as the tide of humanity begins the shift.
By the “awakening” of a critical mass of population an equal and opposing force is created which begins to “push back against” the extant prevailing dysfunctional social order and culture. Given that a corresponding rise toward a critical mass of a significant number of “dissatisfied” and “non-rewarded” (although still “unawakened”) population is occurring simultaneously, then the two forces begin to merge cooperatively in a synergistic harmonic resonance toward mutually desirable goals. This is human consciousness evolution in effect. This process obviously takes some time to transpire, which is obviously subject to variables, but with current averaged human cognitive abilities and other environmental and cultural factors accounted for, completion of the desired evolutionary shift will occur in relatively short time scales.