Mark's comment above is one with which I concur. We are, indeed, lucky and privileged to live through this amazing era.
In my lifetime, we've gone from front- to mid-engined cars, treads to slicks, spokes to alloys, alloy bodies to composites, drums to discs, carbs to injection, superchargers to turbos, gear levers to finger-paddles, and a whole lot more besides.
Years ago driver fitness sometimes meant cutting down to ten cigarettes a day. When I was young, tracks were lined with oil drums and straw bales, and the former doubled as a lavatory.
Progress has been made, I suppose, but not in all ways. If we could turn the clock back........?