Technology often is representative from something that occurred in the past. The things that we may deem as new are actually a improved version of what once was. One thing that reminds me of this is watching C-Span during congressional meetings. This reminds me of town hall meetings of the past where people in settlement communities assembled to discuss important issues of the town.
A technology that is rekindling something form the past is the Google Driverless car. This car replaces the need for a chauffeur for people who cannot drive or who choose not to drive for whatever reason. This also restructures cruise control that is already available in cars today.