The key word most often left out of philosophy is ”usefulness”. More specifically, “net usefulness” or “net future usefulness”. In other words, what is the human’s role between resources and her own environment’s future. So many economic work and wealth models are senseless because the flow/intention of useful human activity is backward. Technological or not, our labors in total are being applied suicidally in relation to the environment/resources that our progeny will depend on. Converting our supplies into waste and numbers on islands in the Caymans is no way to survive the long term.