Ernst Fritz Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered is one of the seminal treatises on a sane approach to a [Sustainable Development].
To "What is it that we really require from the scientists and technologists?" EFS prescribes methods and equipment which are -
- cheap enough so they are accessible to everyone
- suitable for small-scale application
- compatible with man's need for creativity
In other words, the solution should be [Low Cost], of [Appropriate Scale], and [User Vested].