Technology drives efficiency. If one views design as a way of visualizing efficiency, then technology does indirectly drive design by acting as the cause in a cause and effect relationship. Design becomes the effect of more efficient technological systems. In essence, humans are perpetually searching for a way to streamline things, and design allows us to streamline technology in a way that it becomes comprehensible and practical to the average human.
Technology has become such a powerful everyone uses in their daily lives. It drives people to keep reaching further and further and coming up with more and more amazing things as they go. It drives design, and creators to go above and beyond the usual. Technology has come to play an important part of our lives.