Ecclesiastes 1:9 (ESV)

9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

As human beings we can never produce something that is truly new. Even despite all the inventions and all the discoveries we can never liberate ourselves from death. We cannot bring about a world without care, without misery, without war, etc. We cannot even fundamentally change ourselves and others.