Technology is progressing at such a fast pace that each generation's life experience is radically different than the next. Children have easier lives today in many ways, but it's sad that they don't appreciate how good they have it. Today's kids will never understand how we could stand living with these things!
It's hard to believe that we were relying on dial up services to surf the Internet not that long ago. Today's kids will never understand what it was like to hear that horrible noise every time you logged on, or the struggle to even load one image at 56k speeds. The absolute worst was when you couldn't get online because someone was using the phone to make a call... because you couldn't do both at the same time!