Sooner or later ...
Sooner or later, markets work.
Sooner or later, the only real resource --- renewable --- kicks in. It is the mind of man.
Three hundred or-so years ago, coal was a rock. A hundred and fifty or-so years ago oil was black gunk that fouled the pleasant streams of Pennsylvania. Seventy or-so years ago uranium was a rock.
This has been understood by many, but no one put a name on it as well as the late Julian Simon in his magum opus The Ultimate Resource
(Pic of Julian Simon goes here)