Technology is not judged by up and down the way I understood your question.
Technology is something that fluctuate between constant borders.
In general everybody, I repeat, everybody benefit out of the technology as it is always on the way up. Sometimes it goes faster and some time slower. It depends on many, sometime too many, ingredients/factors.
How? By developing you can make/produce/achieve goals/things that with the old technology it was impossible/slower, or not perfect as by using newer technology.
Your question is very wide. In order to answer it better it needs more explanations.