I'll be the first one to tell you that for the last twenty years, I've been an early adapter of technology. Between 1990 - 2005, it was expesnive to keep up the purchases, the bigger hard drive, the faster computer, the new modem, better screen.
Beyond 2005, my passion for being first to sample a new technology was gone. In 2019, I see apps, personal and commercial, as efficiency mechanisms that merely allow us to fit more 'things' to do in our waking and even sleeping ours.
Here are a few simple examples, but the list could be lengthy.
1) Ride a horse, he knows the route. Take good care of him, gently tap him and pull on the reigns and he takes you where you want to go - this is being replaced by driverless cars.
2) Neighbouring tribes exchange goods, perhaps hand sewn cloths, teepees, etc., for sheep and cattle - now bitcoin or fiat currency is exchanged for goods on Amazon and dropped at your door.
Are new technologies making life easier or stressing us more? Don't be fooled into thinking it's better than centuries old, or even millennial old practices that allowed for humans to actually 'feel' more profoundly alive, as each day stretched on for an eon.