T he world runs on one thing: I mean emotions.
Emotions rule the world. This is because people primarily spend money on things that make them feel good. And where the money flows, power flows.
Technology is simply one means of doing this. Technologies are invented for the simple sake of pleasing people. The ball-point pen.
A more comfortable seat heater. Fortunes are made and lost around these things because they make people feel better, make their lives easier. In the industrial age, it was undoubtedly a good thing. The majority of the population was cold, hungry, and tired.
Urban Dictionary: fuck the world
And the invention of machines and cities and divisions of labor and legal orders and representative governments—it all went to great lengths to relieve the population of much of its poverty and hardship. The more technology and society advanced, the more people were relieved of their physical hardship and suffering. Vaccines and medicines have saved billions of lives.