The author of Sapiens (an amazing book) writes that people have to engage in purposeful activities or they go crazy. He suggests we will find meaning through virtual reality games generated inside and outside of computers.
The idea of finding meaning in life by playing virtual reality games is of course common not just to religions, but also to secular ideologies and lifestyles. Consumerism too is a virtual reality game.
The biggest takeaway I have from this article, and the next one, is that we are responsible for creating meaning in our lives. We have full control over where and how we find our purpose.