Ehm well, OK thanks Wikipedia. I think I'll try to elaborate myself.
Here are a few apparent contradictions I've noticed.
More people than ever carry photographic devices. Still, as a photographer I'm more often questioned about what, who and why.
More people than ever choose to interact socially over the web. We like to leave digital footprints in discussion groups, blogs or social sites. Still, there is an increasing anxiousness on the part of citizens that the authorities are able to track our activities, listen in and profile us.
And of course, an old favourite: More people than ever complain about not having enough time. And yet, thanks to all sorts of modern inventions life has never been easier. When was the last time you had to carry drinking water from the well to your home?