I'm typing this post on my friend's advanced phone and it's amazing. How far we've come in simple consumer tech. Something like this could've only been thought of by the military industrial complex if going back a few decades. Yet we can enjoy the ease of self-publishing delivered by a device once deigned for voice and now far more than text and flashlights mimicking lighter at concerts. But it's brighter, faster, fitter, tighter as exemplified by myriad applications I can spend time and money on. A whole industry built on smartphones.
Here's the point: there's always opportunities now more than ever for invention and creativity. Hell, I'm using a device that could run the moon missions. You know all this, but it's worth basking in the simple awe of its artificial and powerfully transmutive glow.