Technology burnout is about to hit the West Midlands - less than a decade since the explosion of the internet, according to new research from mobile phone firm easyMobile.
Nearly two thirds of all adults questioned said they thought life was easier when people had less technology to deal with.
Sixty five per cent of adults surveyed in the West Midlands think that their parents had easier, simpler lives and much of the stress levels in modern life are blamed on technology.
But in London the figure was only 58 per cent - which indicates tech-savvy West Midlanders are far more stressed about juggling their gadgets with their everyday lives than the average Londoners are.
Even younger 'technodependent' adults - 74 per cent of whom "could not live with-out their mobile phone" - think technology brings excess complexity to life.
And over 50 per cent of 18-24 year olds, born after the technology boom of the early 80s, believe their parents had an easier lot simply because they had less technology in their lives.
Commenting on the report, Dr Linda Papadopoulos, senior lecturer in counselling psychology at the London Guildhall University, said: "It's interesting that the very things that were supposed to set us free are now blamed for causing us more stress.
"Back in the mid 1970s one of the favourite TV programmes was The Good Life because - even then - there was a sense of wanting to get back to a simpler way of living.
"As the technology that was supposed to make things easier has exploded in the intervening 30 years, it seems people have become ever more stressed by the complexity of having to include more technology in their lives.
"Even so, today's gadgets have now become firmly established within the fabric of our everyday lives. Cash machines, mobile phones and the internet top the list of today's must have technologies."
Over 80 per cent of all UK adults now own a mobile phone and according to easyMobile research half of them believe they "couldn't live without their mobile phone".
But one in four adults find the complexity in tariffs and contracts the single most annoying thing about them.
Easymobile was set up by seriel entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of budget airline easyJet.
The 39-year-old businessman is this month launching the mobile phone company at The Link nationwide after several months of trialling easyMobile on the internet.
"I grew up in an era when technology, travel and a whole new world of experience was not available to anyone other than the well-off," he said.
"I saw it as a mission to make exclusive products available to ordinary people.
"As a company we've become well-known for removing complexity in products that people want made simple and accessible. We challenged the airline, car hire, cruise and hotel industries to make travel simpler and available to everyone.
"We introduced easy Inter-net cafes to make the web an information tool for all and our latest innovation is to make mobile phones easier. When easy enters a market, we tend to ruffle feathers and challenge the established way of doing things in the process."
Dr Papadopoulos added: "The essence of technology should always be to make our lives easier and yet this research has shown that people often feel they have become a slave to technology.
"This is all part of consumerism and our attitudes towards possessions.
"There are many ways we can make sure we are in the driving seat so that technology suits the way we, as individuals, want to live our lives. One of these ways is to choose products that are simple."