I was reading about the dot-com bubble, the fibre optics revolution and so on. While going through them, I bumped into a statement made by Bill Gates in early 90s.
He accepted that dot-com innovation was just a bubble and so was the revolution by fibre optics companies. But, as he said, all these innovations gave individuals and companies more power. This power was recognised after the bubble blew away. Although the burst was short, it gave way to seamless and cheap communication.
Today, companies might win and lose in the battle of technology. It might happen that we, in 15 years down the line, don't even think about technology. But whatever we may talk about, the road to that is certainly made easier by the efforts of this generation. The generation of innovators.