We are not meant to live in a state of survival. By that, I mean that focusing our efforts and attention on nothing but growing food and maintaining buildings and making clothing and other "necessities" is only just the beginning of civilization. Life is about so much more. There is no reason we can't create a technologically advanced global civilization that works in harmony with mother nature. In fact, done right, technology itself operates in harmony with nature. After all, it is based on and invented out of the stuff of nature.