Technology can only be life changing if it enhances or improves something you already do. Your iPhone/Smartphone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself and your life, your device can be that source of support and inspiration — plus all the nerdy statistics and facts you’d ever want.
I can attest to the fact that something as innocuous as an iPhone, or iPad in my case, can change your life. I honestly don't remember how I got by without my devices.
I know people who think this type of statement is indicative of over-reliance on technology, but I disagree. I think it depends, as usual.
What might be over-reliance for 1 person may be lifesaving for another.
For instance, a person who uses their devices to the exclusion of human interaction may have a problem with over-reliance. But, a person who is disabled, isolated, or in some other way impaired may find a whole new life waiting for them with the help of these devices. They may forge new types of relationships & bonds with people that would be impossible for them without the devices.
Technology & devices in this context can open up a world that was closed to a person in this situation.
Always remember before you make sweeping statements that technology is over-used or just bad that there are almost always exceptions. There are always going to be people who don't fit nicely into the world as you've organized it.
Black & white are nice as colors to paint with, but I find that the world is mostly shades of gray.