Technology addiction is a definite "thing" - and it can be damaging to relationships and quality of life, but like anything, it's about balance. Balance your technology with the rest of the life skills you need, because when you don't have a data connection or the power's out, you can't Google how to survive daily life, or the next apocalypse.
Kids are embracing technology faster and faster; I worry about it a little - there's something to be said for fresh air, playing outside, and pure imagination. Again, balance! Parents need to make sure their kids aren't left in the dust, technologically, but without a chance to run and jump and get some fresh air, they are going to miss out on life lessons and opportunities that every kid needs to be successful as an adult.