Let's hope. It sux to be poor. But don't forget the old tech--give it new life instead.
The chisel is still a good tool. Bringing the brute force of that concept with the very small is the first useful news on nano-tech I've seen yet.
Using heat for power seems possible
Project Orion http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/04/pro...wo-thirds.html
Ethanol seems a bad bet