Is our technology behind schedule ?
Daily we accumulate and we consume energy even indirectly - for the consumption.
Who to accumulate more energy, has more capacity to spend, and is potentially and opportunity to use the accumulated energy.
The aptitude displays the decision for the consumption. Sustainable consumption implies, to grant to the Planet a balance chance, reducing or optimized the expense with the compatible energy of its production or capacity of absorption.
To make compatible the consumption with the expense of energy depends on the available resources - natural resources and technological - and on its social value.