On one hand I agree, in that technology and the ability to not only deliver material needs - but excess discretionary needs - has lead to a cycle of immediate gratification. When it took half a year to bring in a crop, people had more patience and fortitude. The technology boom has stoked materialism and consumerism to insane levels.
What I would disagree with is that I'm talking about an evolution in consciousness, not a material evolution and not a strictly social evolution - though the eventual outcome of a true evolution of consciousness (for individuals and groups) would be significant social change. I think the technology and the internet are actually supporting this shift, this evolution of consciousness. Ideas and information are accessible to all at any time, day or night, and spread at incredible speed. It all depends on our intention. You can shop online for hours, feeding a consumer addiction, or research the wisdom of the centuries and millenia past to try to answer the Big Questions that confront us, and how to solve the most challenging problems.
That inspiration must lead us to do the "inner work" to support it though, so while the technology can be incredibly helpful in many ways, it 'enables' us to be ADD information junkies if we're not careful.
Yes, there are perhaps some functional limitations to growth and change, but yet historically great changes have happened in relatively short periods of time, even using much simpler technologies than we have today, when there is the human will to do so. In the past, an "Age" used to take centuries, such as the Age of Enlightenment or the Renaissance. Today they last a few decades, and things are perhaps even accelerating. Post WWII there was the Atomic Age, which quickly evolved into the Nuclear Age. There was incredible social change in the 1960's following those trends, including the Space Age which saw us go from Kennedy's commitment to put a man on the moon ... to it actually happening within about 8 years. Interestingly, that commitment speech was 56 years ago, as of yesterday. The large and bulky computers they used for this perilous and precarious venture were less powerful than today's Smart Phone!
We have been through the Electronic Age and the Information Age, and perhaps a few others since then. Maybe this is the Climate Age, if people would wake up to the potential consequences of our behavior. If we put the same energy into conscious evolution that we have put into doomsday weapons and war, space exploration, rampant consumerism, and incredibly long political campaigns (and the drama they create), the things we could accomplish would be truly astounding.