As someone who is old enough to remember this: not all that much longer.Depends, how long would it take to check out 100 plus items in a super market without it?
A little less efficiently than they did beforehand.How would the postal services (at least in the UK) track parcels so efficiently?
These are incremental changes. Convenience.
Compare to transistors that have created whole new industries - and then whole mega-industries just to service those industries - that have been created by modern electronics.
And the output of those sub-industries has defined our Age:
It ain't called The information Age for nothin'.