As I’ve often written, the modern concept of sustainability is typically either ill-defined or silly. If it’s ill-defined, then, well, it’s ill-defined. If it’s silly, this is almost always because advances in technology do things like allow for manufacturing with less waste or render resources obsolete (and therefore turns resources into things that are no longer resources that anybody uses or cares about exhausting).
Here is a great example of not only exciting advanced technology but also of technology that can change how people think about building and living: it’s an earthquake cloaking device. Well, it’s not a device yet, but someday it very well may be.