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.
I'm bad on Valentine's Day but even worse on Christmas. I go shopping at nine o'clock on December 24th every year. Nobody else is there. I'm in Toys'R'Us all by myself. I get there five minutes before closing.