It's one thing to be constantly told that "mobile is big, mobile is important" but a very different story to see a chart like the one from Benedict Evan's excellent "Mobile is Eating the World" presentation below.
Reminders like these make us sit back and think hard if we're doing everything we can to be ready for the sea change happening globally.
There is no point in drawing a distinction between the future of technology and the future of mobile. They are the same. In other words, technology is now outgrowing the tech industry.