Technology has helped some people to become more productive because there is so much more info out there to access easily. However, many of us have forgotten how to spell, for instance, or do not remember how to dig and do research for the information that we need. We don't want to work hard for anything anymore.
There are a lot of things computers do now that we used to have to do ourselves. Spelling and grammar skills have been steadily decreasing thanks to the computer programs. Peoples skills in math are eroding because they can get a computer program to do difficult problems for them. Technology is a tool, but it shouldn't be a crutch.