How does using technology mostly for entertainment help a person make sense of the changing World around them?

Being tech-literate isn’t the same thing as being Worldly (until the World is nothing but technology). Understanding the changing World takes constant monitoring and thinking time. If thinking time is hard or time-intensive, where-as using technology to escape thinking time is easy, what are the chances that entertainment companies will ruthlessly exploit and manipulate human nature (people’s preference for an easy life)?