Is it any surprise? The capitalist system will never make it into the "post-carbon age." Its elites do not recognize this because they have been selected by the system itself for their egocentricity and foolish hubris.
"He had breasts. Not large ones. Small breasts, like a flat-chested woman temporarily swollen with milk. Then with his red beard, his face of a sunburnt forty-five-year-old man, stern-visaged, long-nosed, thin-lipped, he began to nurse. The baby stopped wailing and sucked greedily." -Marge Piercy, from "Woman on the Edge of Time" (p. 134)