There seems to be an assumption that this VR is effective. The data available to me doesn't lead me to that conclusion so I remain sceptical as I don't want to accept your word that it is effective as that would be resorting to faith and hope.
MBT seems to me to allow the logical possibility that this particular PMR at this particular time is increasing entropy and therefore may be wound up or significantly altered if things don't turn themselves around.
the attitude I would suggest is that we have available several interpretations as to what is going on, materialist, para-materialist, religious, humanist and on and on, and the our only logical approach is to study each interpretation and then see what fits our direct experience.
we then invest in the best model available, and if it seems to work, one then starts to more assertively explore the implications and suggestions of the model, as one develops confidence.
when one reads serious history, it becomes quite evident that the way people treat each other, military enemies, the destitute, has gradually become more syntropic over time.
for example, in Roman times, the wealthy could purchase a prisoner from the jails, and it was considered to be avant guard, to place such a prisoner on a pedestal during a social event at a palace, and alive, alight him on fire for the amusement of the guests and to light the room, or so has been reported.
or consider how orphans, the very poor, bankrupts, were treated in Victorian England or colonial America, compared to now, on average, not to mention the rudeness of slavery.
the average of observable human progress is apparently slower than the average individual human rate of progression, due to the fact that freshly minted IOUCs are apparently being fed into the soup all the time, and very low IOUCs are graduating to other systems.