A fascinating question in a time when the Internet is an integral part of our daily lives, businesses and even society! What are the consequences of living without the internet?
First, we need to ask the question in a more specific context. What would the world be like without the Internet in the event that the plug was pulled in the present? We’ll look at this issue from this perspective instead of trying to imagine a world without the Internet in the event that it was never invented.
The life without Internet The Plug is pulled to the Internet.
What exactly happens when the Internet Plug will be removed is a complex issue due to the vast infrastructure that runs the Internet. It could necessitate the shutdown of each server and DNS local to all over the world. There have been reports of an outbreak of a virus that spreads across all computers and servers and putting them or the Internet completely inaccessible. There’s a different wild theory that claims the force of wind created by massive solar flares could disrupt everything that is carrying current, including wires for telegraphs, to anything made of metallic, computers, servers and so on. You can learn more about this theory when you Google “Carrington Event of 1959” The theory is believed to have been forecast by Nasa.
Life without Internet – Personal Users
What would the absence of Internet impact the average personal user? Apart from the fact that every teenager is screaming that they can’t connect to Facebook It all boils to how often we use the Internet and for what purpose. We all have different ways of using the Internet while others live their lives around it! Some even have a totally New life on the Internet as do those who utilize Second Life.
Then I asked handful of people what their initial thoughts were about not having access to the Internet Here’s what they had to say:
“So many people use the Internet that if whoever banned it from the world everyone would complain that much and so many people would sue them that they would be forced to put it back on to regain all their money, or everyone should just move to the planet mars.” Charlotte – 16
“Well, people would have to start talking to each other more, like they used to, and the whole morning chat at the post office will return. Kids would have to used the library to find stuff out instead of using Google, which will get them out of the house and learning to do things for themselves. People will receive letters instead of emails. “ Melanie – 28
“It would affect me greatly in work because of our regional offices that relay information, policies and procedures to one another quickly. Personally I don’t have the time to go out as much as I’d like to and without the Internet I’d loose valuable socialising networks and access to friends and family far away. “ Debbie 45
“Boring life! We would not be able to shop online, which helps a lot of people like me who find it hard to get around” Sylvia – 60+
Socialising Can our youth socialise with out the Internet?
A lot of us utilize the Internet to connect, particularly those who are in lower age groups of 10+ years old. From chat forums to email and social networks to dating websites as well as virtual realms, our requirements on the Internet for social interaction and networking are enormous. It’s not difficult to imagine that life without the internet will force people to return to the grass roots and interact and socialize at a basic level. The issue I have with this is particularly for those in the lower group of age, is how will people who have grown up with the Internet surrounding them be capable of engaging in social interaction at a grassroots level and be able to interact with others? Does this enhance the communication abilities and skills with regard to research on the way that ‘Internet slang’ has been incorporated into our language abilities? Will our ability to interact with strangers outside of our immediate vicinity be affected and affecting the people we socialise, meet and interact with , and most importantly who we spend our time with? What was the method you used to meet your spouse? Did the Internet an integral part of the whole process?
The life without Internet Communications
The Internet to connect more than ever before and it’s now an integral part of every standard method of communication. Therefore, without the Internet our methods of communication will have to change. It is highly unlikely that we’ll send messages in the form of smoke, however letters could fill in the void left by e-mails and phone calls would fill in the gaps that Instant messaging, Chat, and social media have created. A rise in the number of mail delivered and phone calls will surely help our local postal service and phone network providers, however, what we liked most about Internet was that it was completely free! It’s not a stretch to think that we’d all pull open the pen and papers and begin licking stamps, then calling our friends and family. In addition, we’d probably go back to the basics, which are free, and just “talk” to relatives and friends.
Life Speed not Broadband Speed! The Slow Down
It’s an easy observation that the Internet has accelerated the pace of our life of the world and our lives. We were able to communicate faster and we were able to buy and sell faster, and we could access information faster. With the issue of not having Internet we’d expect that the pace of life would slow, in society, business and communications. The huge reduction in processing speed could be a huge blow to the world of business and society until we’d be left wondering how we could have survived without it.
The life without Internet Impacts on Business
Most businesses today have a connection to the Internet whether it’s a basic website or a store. What impact would it have on businesses around the world in the event of the demise of the Internet? Maybe a global recession and stock market collapse and millions of companies fail and millions of employees lose their jobs? The effect on companies that use the Internet will be huge and the most crucial aspect would be whether they were able to endure without the internet? However, there could be benefits to this destruction; as consumers, we’d likely start purchasing locally, thereby enriching the local communities and shopping. We’d seek out local services and support the local economy by trading in our local zones. The job loss that is related to Internet Business is difficult to take in. The jobs at our local super market that work at the tills would be suddenly in high demand, as would numerous other jobs that do not directly connect to the Internet.
What businesses could survive?
A lot of older companies embraced the Internet and didn’t just find their existence on the internet and we’d see many businesses that are still able to trade. They simply utilized the Internet to advertise or as an additional shop. If they had a diverse and large customer base, they could adjust in any way necessary to continue trading.
Access to Information & Resources cut
We’re all aware that the Internet is a huge resource directorythat is full of valuable and irrelevant information, all at our fingertips fingers. Without it, how would we discover the chemical formula of silver or the world’s record time to eat after eight? Books! Simply put, we’d go to the traditional idea of reading books in libraries. It’s definitely going to be a challenge to find the same information the Internet could provide at the local library, but when you consider it, the Internet was basically taking the idea of a library and grew it by one million times!.
The life without Internet Conclusion
In the end, we must be aware that we did not get to the point we are in today without the Internet. It is important to remember that the Internet is a technology breakthrough that ushered us in the twenty-first century. It revolutionized the way we communicated and conducted business, as well as purchasing products. It opened the door to the future, and has numerous exciting developments ahead of itself. The loss of the Internet is likely to be very unlikely, however I’m sure that humans will be able to adapt and endure like we have for many thousands of years. People who were raised with the Internet in their lives cannot comprehend the world without it. However, there are many of us who lived prior to the advent of technology and have lived without the Internet.