I posted this quote from Walt Whitman a short while back:
It is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.
Then I stumbled upon this, by Theodore Roszak, in "Where the Wasteland Ends":
How much of what we readily identify as "progress" in urban-industrial society is really the undoing of the evils inherited from the last round of technological innovation?
So why not sum it up with this piece from The Onion: New Technological Breakthrough to Solve Problems of Previous Breakthrough.
(The picture above is of a Rube Goldberg machine, "complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways." )