This is bad science fiction.
It extrapolates certain stereotypes from the present — the ability to look things up makes people lazy; kids are inarticulate; stores convince you what to buy, even taking away your power to think for yourself; teenagers’ fashion becomes ever more disgusting (teenagers lacerate themselves in Feed); consumerism and the internet are bosom buddies. Nevermind that an encyclopedia is one of the most popular sites, along with newspapers — people sure are stupid and inarticulate.
The text is also crippled by a tasteless dialect. Dialogue is peppered with kids calling each other “Unit” — whereas the parents still use the future-outdated “dude”.