I have a theory about this aging vs tech thing. According to a book I'm reading on the adult brain (specifically the middle-aged brain), most people get smarter with age but have a harder time absorbing completely new things. (They can do it, it just takes a little while longer than for younger brains.) The thing is, geeks under about 45 in the Western world have been raised with constantly shifting tech. Think about how fast tech changed between 1950-1970, then look at now. Our brains are trained for quicker changes than our parents'. Combine that with the fact that we get smarter with age when it comes to putting concepts together and gaining expertise, and we're pretty much the smartest generation yet. The generations that come after us will be even smarter, if current trends progress. This is also reflected in the fact that IQ tests have to be recalibrated every couple of years because the average score keeps going up above 100. We as a species are getting smarter, mostly thanks to the fact that we have much better nutrition and better medicine. Our brains have more fuel, and because we don't all die before age 30 we have longer to sharpen our intellects. A lot of people think the past was better, but fuck that shit. I LIKE living in the future.