The phrase, you should recall (at least from the '92 Disney movie), refers to the ploy used to trick Aladdin's wife into giving up his magic lamp. And, yes, we are suggesting there may be life in the old lamps, yet. But we are also implying we want to shine a new lamp on the mysteries of the magic known as technology.
Arthur C. Clarke once said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Here's a modern corollary: Any sufficiently stupid technology is indistinguishable from malice. And make no mistake, technology is getting dumber. As are we who deceive ourselves into buying its false promises.