They're probably right - but I'm also pretty sure we're only seeing a bare glimmer of the changes that radical interconnectivity will bring us.
I re-read Vannevar Bush's "As We May Think" over the weekend; fascinating stuff. That in 1945 he wrote about so much that we think is novel, even today, is both exciting and sobering. We're finally beginning to see broader adoption of some of his predictions, but tell me again why it took 60 years?
Now, how do I reference this in my curriculum vitae?
Co-recipient, "Person of the Year" Award, Time (2006)