The three phases which may describe our relationship to technology are:
Deduction: Using our intellect, we think of something new which may contribute something to the technological realm and then we create it.
Induction: The technological invention after being successfully realised and marketed becomes internalized into our lives. e.g. Cell phones.
Abstraction: The technological realm consisting of its various articles, via an evolutionary process of abstraction, begins to self-evolve without an absolute commitment or dependence on human beings. Technology takes a life on its own. e.g. A.I