The Victorians were very concerned about the social implications of the new technologies that were popping up around them and the ensuing debates raged through every level of that society. I find that most similar debates these days to be comparatively simplistic: you're lucky if they start out at 10% of the way along which the Victorians have already tread. Generally you just get two extremist camps: it's considered to be a moral imperative to either immediately implement or suppress every new thing. Comparisons with what was already there are not generally made: whether or not the new thing is more advanced or more useful isn't the point - just the fact of chronological newness suffices.
The only recent exception that I can think of is the current debate on Panopticon surveillance but little of it references the debates that have been going on since the Panopticon was suggested in the 18th century.
Would that more of us take the attitude of the Mennonite Hackers who examine all new technology from a moral point of view and not from that of mere novelty.