If Bitcoin ever becomes a major currency, it will effect a considerable redistribution of wealth in society.
We all have a pretty good idea of typical demographic of the earliest adopters:
Young, anti-establishment, libertarian, technophilic, rationalist, atheist/agnostic, globalist, entrepreneurial, open-minded, forward looking, optimistic, creative, conceptual thinkers.
But who will be the last people to adopt Bitcoin? You know, the day that Bitcoin is taken for granted by everybody and even the last skeptics finally shut up about it and just get on with using it. My guess is, they will be the exact opposite of the early adopters:
Old, authoritarian, pro-establishment, conservative, traditionalist, nationalist, irrational, religious, bureaucratic, technophobic, pessimistic, closed-minded, concrete thinkers.
The demographic of Bitcoin newcomers will gradually shift from one extreme to the other, as we can already observe with newbies on this forum.
If there is one thing that will do the world a favour, it's a redistribution of wealth from the latter demographic to the former.
That's why I don't resent the enrichment of early adopters.
PS. One thing I'm not so happy about though is the wealth transfer from female to male. (Female geeks where ARE you??)