Do you remember the first ever available PCs and computers, which YOU used in your schools or colleges?
Have you ever stopped to think if there has actually been a radical techno-evolution in all these years?
And, has the technology really changed that fast?
On a personal level, I feel that the popularization of technology and standards not only helps establish techno-standards, but enables them to undergo the crucial survival-of-the-fittest routine.
This in turn ultimately ends up giving better services to the user, i.e. you and me.
This article at Gizmodo, sums it up really nicely.
It tries to guess the prevalence of current technology 15-20 years into the future.
I feel most of them would still be going strong in the 20 year timeline.