3D printers give me hope. Plasma incinerators separate garbage into component elements. New 2157 CE 3D printers use this to produce whatever’s needed using elements as printer ink.
Kids in nephew’s school a grade below – the 11 yr olds – stole a 3D printer the other day. Maybe they’ll be the ones to get it started.
I don’t expect work to be ready for about 150 yrs so probably not them. But maybe one of their grandkids will work for a waste management facility, steal the plasma incinerator and will remember grandpa’s Great Heist of 2017 and put it together. who knows.