God spoke of the increase in knowledge but not in any good light at all. The increase in knowledge is at the point where a literal mark of the Beast is possible & close to being possible on a global basis, but even more possible in technologically advanced Nations.
All the technology comes through the schools of the world of man.
Lived like the Tribes of this land lived, other Tribes of other people, or along the lines of the Amish & the increase in knowledge would not have happened.
People were able to live simply upon the earth without increasing technology.
But all this has to happen as in the Book of Revelation Jesus foretold of all the Beast Kingdoms past & present. So in the time continuum things merely proceed from beginning to end. Today is just another day in the sequential order of things that lead from beginning to end.