In the world of technology, we have grown used to the idea of accelerating change, even if it still makes us feel uncomfortable. The idea is that we are introduced to more and more complex technologies separated by shorter and shorter time intervals.
We are really not used to the idea of change accelerating so dramatically in the cultural context, even though technology is causing this to happen all over the world. Look at Afghanistan, for instance, a country that will resemble the western world vis-à-vis media perhaps in the next five to ten years (or what it took the west to achieve in a 50-year period).
The closest analogy to that in the West is the dramatic way that public support has shifted in favor of same sex marriage. Can our legal system's highest court keep up with this change? In the end, how much will it really matter if, as some have argued, the war has already been won?