Once a Chinese emperor killed many of the greatest scholars in his country and burned as many books and other materials as possible. To rule. That was a very poor use of technology available then. A big retrogress.
Today, many people using computers spend time to watch pathetic pornography and play evil games and many people not using computers try to avoid computers and make sure they will continue to have power without ever having to learn to use computers. Most computer companies and governments have tried either to kill and delay technologies or make counter-productive use out of them.
We are entering a new age where many of the newborns first experience the world through the help of computers and other high technologies. Nobody knows how their intelligence and personalities will grow during the first half of this century.
For one, I think it is alright for the technologies to be and to prosper and for me to make the most and best use out of the ones available to me. Technologies might be helpful in enabling people like my wife to learn and communicate with the outer worlds better. I am willing to spend millions of dollars for that alone. To explore the possibilities first.