the value judgment of technological progress being superior to agrarian harmony is a strictly western mentality that exists solely to justify the west’s exploitation of such societies and their theft of the natural resources these societies depend upon. however, western society has not used their advancing technology to produce more leisure time, but rather to create an endless loop of production and consumption, the strain of which leads to these so called advanced people living with a much higher stress rate than those who devote themselves to sustainable farming village lifestyles. also these advanced societies are completely unsustainable and will eventually falter and starve when the excess of the planet runs out, cf malthus, and it will be those with the knowledge and tradition of basic harmonious survival who will fare best.