Yes, the razzle-dazzle of commercial news is more exciting and the social networking of Internet-based technologies is edgier.
The technologies of war became more deadly and the planet grew more populous, so the death tolls were often enormous.
As someone who rejects that view, play futurist for a second: What kind of technologies could displace the Internet?
1610s, "discourse or treatise on an art or the arts," from Greek tekhnologia "systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique," originally referring to grammar, from tekhno- (see techno-) + -logy. The meaning "science of the mechanical and industrial arts" is first recorded 1859. High technology attested from 1964; short form high-tech is from 1972.