No question in my mind technology improves our lives. I love history and I enjoy SF books. I have always dreamed about going back in time and living in certain periods of history. But the fact is the moment my tooth starts hurting I would want to go back to the future.
Problems appear when people use inventions to hurt themselves or others, but we do the same with many "natural" things too.
I believe everything good is inspired by God. When scientists or engineers seek solutions to problems, they eventually find them, because it is just a promise He has given.