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What technology couldn't you live without for a week?

  1. H.Kephart profile image80
    H.Kephartposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone. Just trying to get some brainstorming ideas. So what would you miss the most?

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't miss any of it.  I take vacations where I retreat back into the dark ages going out into what little wilderness is left with nothing but  what will fit into a backpack, just to get away from technology.

      1. H.Kephart profile image80
        H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So do I. Good to here!

    2. BlueGlobal profile image60
      BlueGlobalposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would say my phone, but by phone I really mean access to the Internet, music, email, etc. I think if I had to choose one thing I couldn't live without for a week - and it would be a week of nervous withdrawal - it would be the Internet in general.

      1. H.Kephart profile image80
        H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I here ya, I'm on my iPhone as we speak. Hard to put it Down.

  2. jponiato profile image81
    jponiatoposted 5 years ago

    Hot water.  Not particularly "high tech" I know.  But that is the only thing that I would really miss, hot showers or soaking my old and aching bones in a nice hot bath.

    1. H.Kephart profile image80
      H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well not to hard to accomplish without electricity, but tedious to fill a tub with small pots from a stove or fire, I'll give ya that! Thanks.

  3. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    heat in the winter
    running water
    electricity
    my cell phone
    television

    Basically, I would miss watching television in my warm house right after taking a shower while chatting on my fully charged cell phone

    1. H.Kephart profile image80
      H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Fair enough. I just got a sweet wood stove so at least I'm covered on the heat. Electricity... Hmm maybe with the tax credit going on I should spring for a partial solar system. Good input!

  4. tlpoague profile image89
    tlpoagueposted 5 years ago

    I would have to agree with the hot water part. I would miss that. But as for the electronics...none...I do alot of camping so it is nice to get away from them sometimes.

    1. H.Kephart profile image80
      H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree nothing beats testing the outdoor skills every once and awhile.

  5. Kadmiels profile image73
    Kadmielsposted 5 years ago

    hot mwater and my computer smile

    1. H.Kephart profile image80
      H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My computer is with the wife. I live without it all the time anyways. Thanks for the response.

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    4youreyesposted 5 years ago

    Heat, I could heat up my own water.
    My Amish neighbors would get a good laugh lol

    1. H.Kephart profile image80
      H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Just saw some Amish at the local wal-mart. The father wanted to check out my IPhone. He liked "cut the rope"!!

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If it weren't for computers and the Internet we wouldn't know right now that the end of the world has not taken place at 6 in Australia.  (Somebody needs to let the Amish people know that nothings' happened in the Southern Hemisphere (or China either).  See?  This is why PC's and the Internet are SO crucial.   hmm )

        1. H.Kephart profile image80
          H.Kephartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Very funny. You know I just came back from a friends wedding in southern Illinois; well I was there I was at the local wal-mart and I saw an old Amish man there shopping and talking on a cell phone. I think that guy probably got the rapture cancelation notice. Thanks for the comment!

  7. Stephanie Henkel profile image97
    Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years ago

    We boondock in our RV in Arizona and other warmer climates for many months each winter.  There are times when we have no electric, no hot water, no tv, and even (gulp) no internet or cell phone.  I miss the internet the most because I'm just plain addicted.  I miss the cell phone, not because we use it all the time, but because we've grown accustomed to knowing that we can be reached and we can reach out in case of emergency.  One thing I've noticed is that the longer you do without the modern technology, the less you miss it.

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image87
      Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      During the blackout a few summers ago we had to live without electricity for a few days and I found it hard to do as there was no tv, no phone, no stove, no air conditioning and no computer. So I would have to say electricity.

  8. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    When the electricity goes off in our house (as it does often) we are goosed because we are all electric.

    But I have to say the greatest modern invention is safe drinking water.

    Without it, wouldn't live as long as a week. There is river water, but yuk! It'd probably kill you anyway.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Easy! My computer. I can live without my phone, have done that. Live without radio and tv, have done that too. When my desktop crashed it was horrible for me. I spent 90% of my time trying to get it fixed. Now my laptop goes with me everywhere, even the bathroom.

      I need help, I am addicted to my computer!

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think quite a few of us have that problem, but we try not to think about it!

        1. Druid Dude profile image60
          Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm basic. I'm gonna hit all of you where it hurts. ELECTRICITY. Clean water isn't a problem. (Besides, here, we get alot of rain)

          1. IzzyM profile image86
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Actually, talking of electricity, can anyone advise me on the best type of generator to buy to run household appliances - cooker, TV, lights etc, for when the power goes down. Anyone written a hub on them, even?

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Your okay sister I am here, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem

        we're so toast it isn't funny

        lol  lol  lol

  9. Baker Haley profile image73
    Baker Haleyposted 5 years ago

    I've got to agree with electricity!  When my electricity went out for 20 hours, I went a little crazy!  The internet, my phone, and the oven or microwave would be the top 3 I couldn't live without.

  10. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago

    Toilet paper.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Now come on Brian, you know you can always use old newspapers in an emergency!

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
        BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Don't think I could bring myself to use the daily mail, it's a bit rough around the edges, so to speak.smile

  11. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

    I would find it hard to live without the Internet for a week but have done so last year when my phone was off. I wrote a book instead!

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For me when the lights go off it's time to get romantic. Silly me!

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Technology?  As in electronics?  My laptop.  As in technology that has improved our standard of living?  Indoor plumbing with hot water for showering.

  13. Mcken profile image59
    Mckenposted 5 years ago

    Coffee machines!big_smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    back massager? hmm:

 
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