Life would suck without computers... but its certainly possible. Although probably not at the current population levels. I don't think the world could sustain its level of population without the services computers provide.
I'm afraid not. Computers where suppose to make life easier, but they make us work harder. We rely on computers to much and they are in a lot of stuff. The faster the computer works the faster we go. We are a fast generation...........everything moves fast.
We can. We did. For thousands of years. A computer is a convenience, not a matter of life or death. If your PC died, you wouldn't have to call an ambulance for a trip to the ER. We forget that computers are a fairly new part of our everyday lives. If every PC in the world died tomorrow, we'd be upset. We'd wail and moan and cry and yeah, it would be a mess. But...life would continue.
Well being over 40 I remember when I had to rush to the bank on its "late" nite when it was open to 5pm and I could get from work that finished at 4pm. I remember having to write checks for power, phone and remember to post it in time! I remember having to use a travel agent to book any sort of travel - even a simple flight. I remember having to ask my bank for a balance and keep a running total in my check book! I remember writing letters and hoping for a reply from my mother within 2 weeks I remember paying $5/minute to call home - international I love computers!
Oh yes, and did very well for a very long time. Of course, there were fewer people then, and fewer transactions. Even with computers, people seem to always be behind. I think we depend on them too much. I used to go out a lot more before I had one.
My son says technology is Satan's way of destroying the world. He may be right.
Anyone ever watch Dark Angel? It was set sometime in the future, when all the computers had been fried by a pulsar and the entired world was turned into a third world country. Do I think that would happen? No, but as much as we depend on them, and as much of our lives as are stored on them, if every computer ceased to work, what would we do?
All I can say is keep your checkbook balanced, because you might just have to prove how much you have one day.
Seemingly not. I for one spend about 15 hours a day 7 days a week at computer currently. But human being can adapt to everything or almost everything, and if computers are taken from us one day - we will evolve
Well I must say, I have lost a computer before, to a virus. It got right into the system registry files and I had no choice but to reformat and lose all my information. The windows product key sticker had been removed from the side, so the operating system was gone. I still have the disk, but without a product key you can only use the computer for 30 days.
With that computer I lost gigs of precious music I've not yet recovered, an operating system, $2000 of software and the receipt to a recently-renewed subscription to Zone Alarm Pro. I was absolutely pissed. Therefore, my argument is that I cannot live without a computer, and if it did die, yes, I would call an ambulance =]
In my case, and because of my job. I can't live without it. It is very essential to my life because I earn a living from it. I don't know with other people but for me it's really important and can't live without it. Well aside from the fact that people live thousands of years ago without computers, but now on this new generation I think some people can't survive without it.
In spite of this economic crisis it has become neccessary for most to 'cut back' on non-essentials, myself included. I have come to realize that getting a manicure/pedicure and salon appointments (to get my hair washed...
Today it is 36 days that I live without money. It is a wonderful feeling to be free and not to depend on the activities of criminals - the banks and the financial system who steal other people's money - and their slaves...