Replying to this is going to make us all sound like Kup.
I don't miss the lack of certain technology but I do miss things having more value. Because my country was behind the others VCRs were only available to the very rich when I was a kid so I remember when most people didn't have them or really knew what they did. The concept that one could own a piece of a series they really loved and watch it again whenever they felt like it was incredible but now if dvds aren't readily available the chances are it's on youtube.
I think things are interesting/valued when they're new, when you're a kid (by default more things will be new then), and when they aren't everywhere like a plague.
Walkie talkies were cool when I was a kid (still are, actually) probably as much because you could roll around in dirt, hide behind walls and crawl through bushes while feeling important but also because it was neat to have a device capable of transmitting sound without cords. Mobile phones do that now (minus the need to play army while using them) and it's not impressive or unique. As a kid I can remember wanting a video watch and computer book like Penny from Inspector Gadget but technology has reached that point now. Probably some of this is just me getting older or that technology is only cool if you're the only one who has it and you're using it to sneak around an enemy base.
Regardless, if you have everything you want without any effort and everyone else does too it's not interesting, amazing or gratifying to have any more. I miss the creativity some people had because it wasn't just there already and done for you.
Ebooks can't replace the real variety for me even if they are portable these days, I lose interest in them. The dewey decimal and card system I always had problems with so was happy enough when it changed and board games and puzzles and other forms of entertainment will always have a use if only when the internet won't connect or when you actually need to socialize offline.
CGI is the same as any other medium and with the same amount of care put into a movie or series can be as good or bad as anything else. Movies where something newly made or contemporary is used to make them popular never age well and it's always the writing, characterization and good acting that stands the test of time. Bond movies always used a lot of flashy new technology even before computer generated special effects and it dates with mixed results. Video games are suffering a lot at the moment from eye candy graphics taking the place of real game play or writing and character development so maybe it's the relatively low cost and availability of low quality CGI that's the real problem.
Interesting discussion though.
Some people would think their life was over if anything happened to the internet or their mobile network but I have more than enough books and chores I postpone to keep me busy for a long time.