Well I certainly feel my generation was the last to make tree houses and play hare and hounds (tag with a role-play element, for the yanks). My younger sister has missed out on a good deal of that.
I do wonder how this will affect the need to explore, for which photography has been the natural companion in the past. It seems that increasingly, you need a plane or helicopter for serious topographical landscape work. There's an environmental factor there too of course, but the 'God's eye view' is becoming the norm in many facets of the arts. The basic human perspective isn't enough.