Blindly applying Quality concepts (like changing all variables to “private final”, writing an interface for all classes, etc) is NOT going to make code magically better.
So yes, the geeks and the executives and the agents and the military have fucked the world. But in the end, it’s the job of the people, working together, to unfuck it.
NASA had a huge staff of geniuses to understand and care for their software. Your phone has you.