Most of our biggest problems have solutions that already exist. Its not the innovation we lack. Its the willingness to abandon the old way.
We find comfort in safety, even if that safety is planned obsolescence and creative entropy. On the other side of this coin are the conditions created by the suppression of progress for the sake a profit. Conditions that create revolutionary thinkers and makers who use inhospitable environments to their advantage.
If you want to turn lack into abundance, invest in the alchemists who turn garbage to fuel.