This kind of thing is so cliched I don’t even know why it is associated with our times. Take out the “hit delete” reference and it could be a reference to someone at any time, harking back to the Golden Age which always took place when the writer was young. If you were born in 1890, you were too young to know that people could be materialistic and selfish until 1907 at earliest. Thus, the Golden Age was the 1890s.
Personally, I think the Golden Age happened from 1992 to 1994. That’s when people played computer games with scaled bitmaps instead of real 3D imaging. They might not have had all the gloss, but they had character. That’s the way it was, and we liked. When I was your age, our computers didn’t even have gigabytes! We dreamed of owning a 500 meg hard drive! My daddy worked as a day trader, 30 hard hours every week, to buy me a 248 meg computer, and I was thankful! And our cell phones were so big you couldn’t fit them in your hip pocket! Oh, you don’t know hardship, my son.