What would happen if the internet went out?
My town was without internet for 12 hours yesterday. I was frustrated because I couldn't get to HubPages, and just mostly for entertainment. But we depend on it for so many things. What would be the effects of widespread long-term outages?
To quote REM
"it's the end of the world as we know it!"
Thank you for this interesting question. If the internet went out or away we'd most likely have instant withdrawal symptoms. I imagine an epic amount of boredom.
And what about practical stuff like online banking and shopping? When the fiber optic line was broken here 911 was down as well. Police had to use their radios to coordinate with police in another area that still had service. What if the whole country was affected, would there be problems with supplies of food and fuel? I feel that we depend on the internet for so many things and we just take it for granted that it will always be there.
You'd have to read a book. If you lost all electricity, you might have to read a book outside.
You might, in dire circumstances, be forced to pen and paper.
If my Internet went out, I would live. However, I might have a lot of past-due assignments, as I have quite a few classes online. Besides that and HubPages, there is not much I do online anymore. Thank you for a thought-provoking question, though, Sherry.
I am in china right now. And everything is blocked. I can't search on google , yahoo crashes etc... I have to use yahoo china or baidu and the search results are totally different. it feels like i have no internet not cool !
It hasn't been a part of our lives very long. I think I ordered my first item online about 15 years ago - huge changes since then. If we were without the internet, I would be fine and finally get a lot done around the house.
But it is interesting to speculate what our nation's economy would do if the internet was suddenly gone! Huge repercussions I'll bet.
I've read in a certain article (forgot where) that if the Internet went out, we will be like drug addicts experiencing withdrawals from their favorite drugs. Not a very cool explanation but it just means we will have a hard time of it. But at the end of everything, we will still survive without the Internet.
A month ago same happened to me for 24 hours. I couldn't update my status check mail and other important things. Just think what will gonna happen to business person who depends completely on net. Millions dollars of losses and other stuffs!
If the internet went out we would have to use snail mail, analog phones, smoke signals to communicate with other people, simple as that.
by Susan Mills4 years ago
Did you buy a Hostess product for a boat-load of money when they went out of business?If you did... how do you feel about it now? If you didn't.. how do you feel about it now?
by youmeget7 years ago
Imagine the world without the internet.
by Nizam Khan5 years ago
Can you describe the impact of Internet in your life?
by Jenniffer2216 years ago
What would you do if someone you went out on 3 dates with told you they had HPV and genital warts?I know this person was for real and seemed very depressed about it. I do not have any diseases and I am afraid I would...
by Paul Richard Kuehn5 years ago
How old were you when you went out on your first date and where did you go?
by alexandriaruthk5 years ago
When times are hard, which is easier to give up - cellphone, Internet or dining out?You can add to the choices - designer clothing/wear, movies, other hobbies etc. What do you think?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.