I'm sitting at my laptop drinking coffee. The beans were ground in my thermomix, brewed in a plunger filled by my electric kettle. My milk is stored in my fridge, the lights are on in the kitchen as it's pitch black here atm due to rain (finally!). I have a clotheshorse in my loungeroom draped with clothes washed in a machine. Everything in my house was made, brought into our home and paid for using some form of technology fueled by natural resources (Coal etc).
And I am reading a book called "When Technology Fails (A manual for self reliance, sustainability, and surviving the long emergency)" by Matthew Stein. 493 pages of information about everything you could possibly want to know; candlemaking, soap making, knitting, basic first aid, shelter and buildings, food growing/foraging/preserving etc etc.
If you can borrow this book from the library, see for yourself just how jam packed full of information it is. Well worth the $$$'s I spent ONLINE ordering it to be FLOWN around the world and delivered to me by a Postie on a ....Bicycle :)