Technology is steadily invading realms that were formerly the exclusive domain of living systems.
As a direct result of steadily increasing complexity, Technology is incrementally acquiring the attributes of life - such as unpredictability (temperament), emergent behaviors (learning), goal-oriented behavior (desire), self-modification (growth), and self-replication (reproduction).
With the advent of software-based systems, Technology has now been released from physical limitations. This is allowing Technology to move at an increasingly rapid pace. All of us experience this as the exponential acceleration of technologically mediated changes to our daily lives.