It can be our friend and companion. It can also be scary and threatening. I prefer to go with the former while maintaining a healthy respect for its darker potentialities. Without technology, I probably wouldn't be able to create images like you see above: the same image in color and in black and white, transitioning magically from one to the other over and over. And if you put your cursor over the image, you can pause it to study further.
This is just one small example of how technology makes life more interesting and easier. Things like microwave ovens, wi-fi, DVRs and the like. I am old enough to remember our first microwave. I remember my first transistor radio I could carry on my walk to elementary school. And how about those first recording devices that allowed to capture message from missed phone calls and "tape" our favorite TV shows. Imagine life without what technology can do now?
Sometimes it baffles me. I get frustrated when I can't connect my printer right away or my smart phone is a tad slow. How quickly we come to take for granted what not so long ago seemed like a miracle. I remember my grandparents talking about the first crank wall phone with a party line where you had to go through an operator and/or wait your turn for ours who shared your line to finish their call. I seem to recall my grandmother telling me about how her father, a baker, baked his store's bread in a wood-burning oven. Imagine.
So thank you, technology for your advances and conveniences. Life is somewhat easier I suppose. It can be much more fun if you just keep an open mind and are willing to learn the latest ways, hopefully before the next version comes out and makes that knowledge obsolete.