We have the knowledge and the technology to build a resource-based economy, however that which has already been developed or discovered is largely hidden from the public. This knowledge that could construct our resource-based economy is hidden because it would make the profit-based economy completely obsolete (and all those who benefit from the profit hierarchy would fall with it).
If you have not heard of The Venus Project, I suggest you watch the documentary below, or visit their website at http://www.thevenusproject.com.
The future of a resource based economy is entirely possible, we simply have to CHOOSE it for ourselves. Join the LOVEvolution <3