Its really weird because the young just take to whatever their environment demands of them, and in that respect the young develop at a constant pace. Its just that the environment itself is becoming more and more robust, relative to the individual child.
That is, much of the edge they have is contextually similar to the edge that the young have always had: a sharper glimpse into the zeitgeist, if even a less intelligible and articulate one. Also the usual edge of vitality, having deeper reserves of energy, more explosive capabilities, generally. In those senses not much has changed.
Really its a testament to the learning potential of the young human, that one can take to environments of exponentially varying informational complexity.
But in particular, I sense a kind of prevailing nihilism across the younger generations, the generations that have been foisted into this new environment without proper parental guidance, no one to chaperone them, no rails blocking the gutters.