Just anecdotally from watching my teenaged relatives and their relationship to technology, I suspect it might be partially a generational thing.
I’m a child of the 80’s. When I was a kid, and even into my high school years, most people didn’t have a computer. The internet was something the Department of Defense and universities messed with, but not much else. Those of us who were uber-nerds used (and ran) dial-up bulletin board systems, but they were of limited utility for anything but talking, playing games, and downloading files. Occasionally you’d find one you could learn stuff from, but unless you were willing to pay long distance charges, you only called it if it happened to be in your area code.
We grew up having to get on our bikes and ride down to the library if we wanted to look something up. For the first half of my childhood, that wasn’t even possible, as I lived on top of a mountain and the nearest library was down in the valley in a city 20 miles away and required taking the interstate. So I grew up having to ask my parents when I wanted to know something, and that meant that sometimes I got a correct answer and more often I got some made-up BS that my dad thought would be funny.
When we got access to the internet it was a bloody miracle. Suddenly almost anything you wanted to know, you could find just by firing up your computer and searching for it. We used that capability a lot.
Meanwhile, my barely-past-teenaged niece was heading to a family gathering a month ago, and called us, furious, because she was lost. She has a computer in her pocket that gets navigation signals from outer space. It should be impossible for her to ever get lost. But she grew up with smart phones, and to her they’re just something you play with. The ability to get any information you want, instantly, on them isn’t even on her radar. Smart phones are for texting friends and playing Pokemon Go.
And I see that in a lot of the people her age. So the techno-ignorance might be a generational thing. But the me-first attitude discussed earlier certainly isn’t.