As an explanation to the question “What is material nature?” Bhagavat Gita answers it as inferior prakriti, inferior nature. The living entity is explained as the superior prakriti.“ The significance of the former referred as “inferior” and the latter as “superior” can be better understood as you read further.
Undeniable is the fact that sustenance of human lives comes to a standstill in the absence of technology. On the other way around, a world full of robots is deemed useless in the absence of masters. Hence technology, as the material nature, and humans coexist to drive the sustenance of lives on earth.
This coexistence comes with a condition. Our lives are put into ease at a large extent with the help of technology whereas an over dozed usage has a fatal effect. For instance, social platforms make our lives easier by connecting people, timely updating the news, quotes to replenish our motivation, growth of digital business, and so on but they also have the capability to deteriorate human lives with the same momentum. The choice is ours, whether to use it wisely or become enslaved.
Thus, the material nature as inferior prakriti and we, jivas as superior prakriti, coexist beautifully if the former is used wisely.