Will [INSERT NEW TECHNOLOGY HERE] make us richer, poorer, dumber or smarter? Probably not. Will it ruin industry, arts, creativity and culture? Wouldn't have thought so. Will it corrupt the young? Um, maybe.
Let's face it, while many new technologies change the lives of individuals, very few of them actually change the entire world for better or worse. Though teens will invariably find a use for them that's sexual. That's a given. [XKCD]