I have to admit that, even as a technophile, I am amazed by the progress of technology. As I've been putting some time into learning newer technology, I can still think back to the first web pages I learned to put together and how just having images was a big deal back then. Technology has progressed so far so quickly that it's almost impossible to guess where it's going next!
And at the same time, I'm amazed by the forces that hold back other technologies. I drive by a car dealer and shake my head at the "progress" that getting 29 MPG is supposed to be. Most car dealers lost site of the important thing (making the best car they could) in favor of add-on features. Maybe someday they'll learn that change is inevitable, but that probably won't come until they have no other choice.