Let's see... the big tech break of the last 10 years...
My cellphone is 1/10th the volume, and 1/20th the weight, and is also an MP3 player, 1.2MPx camera and mini-comp. Most cars are pretty much the same. Most people's home computers are more powerful, but not much else has changed with them.
Oh, and social media have launched big.
So, figure out what has changed, and what's likely to continue to change (better cell-net, better and smaller net appliances,probably more cloud computing)...
But the distribution of wealth has changed, and is likely to continue to do so... the few rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting more and poorer by comparison, but the basic standard of living is holding about the same...
And just point out that most of the rest has't changed much, and for the average person access to the neat new gadgets just isn't affordable.
Edit, 26 Nov 2011:
I will note that several new criminological technologies are emerging. DNA 26 allele testing is likely to be doable on a chip in minutes within the next 5 years. Already, DNA testing on-chip is developed (
), just not readily available.
That's going to be a game changer... unless the courts intervene.
Even then, the ability to take a court order and determine on the spot if they are in fact a high-allele match will change the nature of DNA use - moving it more to grounds for arrest. A DNA positive in the field will then be arrest immediately and sort out the details.