Controlling for change . . .
How much have aircraft changed since the 1940s? Below is the pilot's "office" on a DC-3:
Here's an image from the flightdeck the Dreamliner, Boeing's 787:
You can't see the seats in the bottom photo, but they look a lot cushier than their DC-3 counterparts.
In some respects, what hasn't changed may be most interesting - you have wheels, pedals, and throttle sticks in both . . .