Going a bit broader, we're losing the culture where all the cool toys came from. 30 year olds who had a dream are becoming 36/45 year olds who are wearing out and have nowhere to pass the torch to.
Also, except litero-figuratively, "the net isn't getting any faster", but the corp/govt responses to it are. So all the money from the 20 year plan to lock it down is really starting to show.
Again ignoring the straw man of data rates, the net in 1999 is the same net we have today. But weird factors are crushing our enthusiasm for it all, year by year.
This latest thing is just another one. "Last gasp to make my mortgage for 7 more months but I'm not into this anymore".
I don't know "what to do with the paradigm". I miss the optimism of the old days, but the new trends feel like juggernauts.