In Richard Miller's videos, he discusses writing with multimedia technology. It seemed that some of the technology to which he was referring is only just now coming around. It did seem rather hardcore to me.
Still, I believe that the gist of the videos was the fact that the emerging technologies are what we need in order to be effective in writing, communicating, and sharing ideas. Current technology is making collaborations increasingly possible, not only locally, but around the world as well.
These new trends in writing and communicating open up many possibilities for students. It's a whole new world.