Technology doesn't make our lives easier.
It's nothing new if you've ever taken a step back, but this is a well written perspective on the issue.
We live in a mega-scale corporate capitalist economy, and in such a setting technology is never used to save time. It’s used to speed up production and consumption in order to expand the system. The basic rule is this: technology doesn't make our lives easier. It makes them faster and more crammed with stuff.