Deals with the not commonly used terms environmental cybernetics and more sophisticated technologies (MST) in connection with a frequent term sustainable development. In the introduction the author characterises the current situation in the world and mentions problems connected with human survival. Environmental cybernetics and MST are defined in the second part of the paper; stress is put on their relationship with sustainable development . The third part of the paper focuses on possible ways of using MST to solve topical global problems. In conclusion, says that it is possible and desirable to change human activities by cybernetical and technological means in order to exploit natural resources to a lesser extent than is being practised now.
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