Even the Main Bad Guy, Darth Vader, is more Machine than Man. The rebels have to win the day by blowing up the great technological weapon, the Death Star. Anakin had to blow up a smaller version of the same thing in Ep 1. Clones seem to save the day, but are an ultimate weapon against the Republic in Ep 2. Meanwhile, the heroes are generally ascetic monks or low tech rebels or pre tech societies like the Ewoks. The point seems to be that human spirit is more powerful than technology. But why does Lucas put such a negative spin on technology itself? It seems as if anything man made is dangerous to him. I think it's pretty ironic that this should be a theme of the films since Lucas, as a filmmaker, constantly harps on having been constrained in his storytelling abilities by limited cinematic technologies. And he has ultimately come to the forefront of a digital revolution which is altering the way films are made and images are created and manipulated. Film in any form can be used as a powerful tool of technology. I suppose that's why so many people point out that that is why it is ironic that Lucas has built his own "Empire" using technology in the form of Lucasfilms.