Yes, the Internet will become another way to market pre-packaged propaganda, media hype and commercialism. This is why people need to be trained to use technology as a tool for empowerment. They need to be active, producers of the content, not passive consumers. They need to become the conductors and engineers of the digital age, not the victims of innovation or digital information.
Sure there are other important things to do in life than surf the Internet. Personally, I excercise, read, take classes, manage a nonprofit, meditate and help other people. I use technology to enhance my activities when I can and I can find info or resources on the Internet for just about everything I listed above.
Change and adversity is what one makes it. If people fear change or innovation they will continue to be on the other side of this so-called divide. If people see this technology as a threat to their way of life rather than mastering the tool to enhance life then people are doomed to be victims.
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you". So we may boldly say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not fear. What can man do to me?" -- Hebrews 13:5,6
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path" --Morpheus in "The Matrix"
"It's our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"- Dumbledore to Harry Potter "Chamber of Secrets"