Yet of course the whole weight of history is still there. Just because we have new things, we don't throw out everything that is old if it still works or is beautiful. And looking at some of the artefacts in the museums, it's clear that people were just as skilled at making things back then as they are now. And people still have to do the ordinary stuff too, cook food, wash clothes, clean the house.
But it is nice to be able to just look up the airport's web page and discover that my husband's flight landed OK about 20 minutes ago, and actually nearly half an hour early. (Fortunately Manchester airport seems to be functioning normally, despite the snow that has more or less closed Heathrow and Gatwick.)