The importance of the internet in my life is that it is my entire means of income. That said, the skills that I currently use on the internet could, no doubt, be used with some success on the local level. However, my income would be severely capped that way, and individual clients would be more difficult to find. This is a very sparsely-populated area, so if the internet vanished I would most likely have to pursue a very different career. This wouldn't be catastrophic to me, but extremely disappointing because I love my job, I know it well, and there is amazing income potential for me as I get more and more elements in place.