At regular intervals I get into a discussion about what the Internet is, or what it's for, or how it's changing everything.
Some of those discussions are with people who are not "into" technology. You might think that means my elderly uncle or someone's grandma, but that's not necessarily true. There are plenty of functioning adults a lot younger and engaged in productive work who ignore technology as much as possible. There are the successful authors who still write their books in pencil on paper (I suspect they'd use clay tablets if they could) or with manual typewriters and the executives who avoid email by having their assistants print it out so they can read it. I know, that sounds really weird.
They are a dying breed because our children and grandchildren are born with a cell phone attached to their ear and an Internet connection running 24/7 and they can't imagine life without ubiquitous connectivity.
To tell you the truth, neither can I. I divide my friends these days by a simple (and invisble -- to them) test. Whenever we have guests, it usually takes about 10 minutes before someone has a fact they can't remember, a question that needs answering, or the date or place for an event we'd like to consider attending. Some of our guests either whip out an iPhone (or whatever their device of choice might be) or ask me where the computer is (conveniently located in my office, a few steps from the living room). Of course, our whole condo is wirelessly connected and there are portables that you can use if you don't want to leave the room. I assume that people who say they'll have to remember to check that out rather than instantly going to the web belong to a different set of people than I do. Sort of a pre-Internet mentality.
Then there are the endless discussions among analysts and technology writers (best late at night after a few drinks) about whether we are going to get rid of books, whether the Internet is making people smarter or dumber, and whether social networks are a fad or a new way of life.
I just read a brilliant article by David Weinberg, author of several seminal books on where we are in the world of the Internet and how we got there. It's from a speech he gave in China recently, and I recommend it whole-heartedly to you. I also recommend his books, The Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined, and Everything is Miscellaneous for their insightful and well written thoughts.