What if that's exactly it? Earth is the toy creation of the Gods' children.
Prometheus as some asshole playing with his dad's tools.
Jehovah tried to make a garden but his brother stole the lawn ornaments in a classic sibling rivalry episode. "You can come back in my Garden if you promise never to get stolen again! *pout*" Two childish brats.
If the place looks better than juvenelia you see around you, don't be surprised. Peasant << aristocrat << god.
Man copying their divine role models and making toy societies they don't care about. Acting like kids even if they aren't kids anymore.
I do enjoy that whole [dystopia in G-major] thing the song has going on. "Happy technology~"