The technology we have is here to stay, so yes. We won't go back to a world before Internet, unless it is taken from us by force. From the perspective of power alone, what country would want to be without its tech? Any country that could hold on to it would be immediately superior. We are not going back. If everything goes to shit and it's truly lost, then yes, but not willingly, not by design. The path forward will only accelerate, especially when we have enough problems that we cannot waste resources on vanity projects.
Why do you think that affirmative action was one of the first things that started being under fire after corona?
Why do you think all the SJW talk has become eerily quiet after declaration of the pandemic?
When things get bad, people will look for competent people. Be competent and you'll have your niche carved out for you.