Our society is now realizing the concerns of Aldous Huxley in his foreword to Brave New World in which he writes of the advancement of science and technology as it affects human beings. Certainly, technology has enabled us in many, many ways (goodbye to those irritating carburetors!), affording people in remote areas the conveniences of those in urban. for one thing.
In addition, there has been effected a simplication and corruption of the English language in e-mails and text messages, there has been a tendency to believe that what is in print on the internet is the truth (much of this is written in simplified language), there has been a weakening in people's social skills, there has been a lessening in physical activity--among many other things.
In the educational field, so many students seem to feel that they can simply find what they need for a writing assignment via the internet; it is now the "be-all and end-all." To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, their ideas are other people's ideas, their thoughts a mere quotation. There was always something about searching through journals and books in the library; one almost always came upon something else that was worthy in this search. When one looks up a word in a regular dictionary, for instance, he/she may happen upon other new words; but, using the dictionary on one's computer limits.