It simplifies and complicates life at the same time. With today's technology, we generally have information at our fingertips or it helps speed up our work and it contributes to having/needing what you want now (without waiting). On the other hand, as it speeds up our work, our workload is increased because we're capable of doing more work in the same amount of time.
Then we have a power failure and no one (old timers included) cannot remember or know who things were done before computers/technology.
Also technology has made us lazy and not want to use our brains as much as we used to do before it. When I need to add something up, I grab a calculator instead of trying to add it manually. Now people really don't need to know how to spell due to spellcheck and the texting mania has started and continues to add to the laziness because no one wants to use there brain to remember how to spell correctly.
Although I am a member of the computer generation, computer technology only became an important part of my life in recent years. We had a computer in my house since I was a small child, but I was never particularly interested in it. Even in my teenage years, when most of my friends were gaming and doing schoolwork on the computer I was not interested in technology. As a young adult in my 20s, I have become computer literate because my career required it. I enjoy using technology often these days, but it is still nice to "unplug" sometimes!