These technologies can make life easier can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups get medical information the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I'm not downplaying that.
The real democratic American idea is not that every man shall be on a level with every other man but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him without hindrance.