Human ingenuity is always striving for improvement; often in the form of new technologies. Information design is a field seeking opportunities to improve communication in all forms. New technologies are here, and on the horizon, which offer us great opportunities to move forward in communication.
In realizing what tools can be turned to your advantage, you will gain in ease of creating a quality product and often in time saved. Keeping up with the new tools available to an information designer will likely always be a lot of work; but also a lot of fun and often cool.