Technology has brought both convenience and complication into people's lives. For instance, television was invented in 1927 or so, but it did not appear with any regularity in American homes until the early fifties. There were only two major networks, CBS and NBC and very few stations; so, children patiently watched the test screen in anticipation of their favorite shows. However, with satellites, televisions now present hundreds of stations, and shows can be recorded to watch later. This convenience allows people to be away and yet still watch their favorite programs. Likewise, the convenience of cell phones has been a boon to the stranded motorist, the parents trying to locate their teens, the quick note to an associate of loved one who is unavailable to speak with anyone. Computers in cars alert drivers to engine dangers, etc., and the GPS keeps them from getting lost.
On the downside, technology steals privacy from people since they can almost always be contacted in some way; it can also be the source of stress because of this lack of private time. Of course, when technology malfunctions, there is much stress to the person desiring information, etc. More than anything else, technology has removed privacy from people's lives. And, it seems to have accelerated life, somehow.