There is almost nothing I do in my life or my career that has not been improved by modern technology, or made possible by it. I have taken online training and researched careers, published books and gotten job advice, run websites and found work. Modern technology is why I'm where I am now.
In fact, as I look around, the IT age has made it far, far easier to live our dreams. You can publish your novel via an online service and get it out to the world. You can take classes online. You can publish a web comic. You can find a new job.
So why is it so hard for many of us to find the careers we want, to be happy, to find integrated lives of professionalism and unrepentant geekitude?