This was the unfortunately natural progression of humanity. I dont think it could be avoided.
We have jailed ourselves in chains of commerce and production. You dont need to adhere, no one does, but you will, even if you dont want to; because even if a person were to escape from all the conventional trappings of so called civilised life, he would still find himself building the same systems elsewhere, even if he had never experienced such systems, had never been touched by them he would end up doing this in some form or another.
The content might change, as in language, money, technical advances, culture etc.......but the format would not. It is inherent in our minds, we put meaning to that which has none and through this meaning we build our realities up into something tangible.
It is ironic really, we are caught by the very thing which is what leads us to question such systems in the first place: Our imagination. So we continue in an endless cycle, appalled at the banality of our every day lives, we seek to escape into some mental realm of escape, but we always forget that such banalities were a product of that same imagination and thus we are stuck with it....until the end of our lives.
Hmm that sounds depressing, but dont worry, we have also created such entertaining wonders as well, so with the banality comes the abnormality, the special, the fantastic, the brilliantly conceptual and the original.
To me it is merely two sides of the same coin, we need the banality so that we can escape into the fantastical, one cannot exist without the other.