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Should Internet access be considered a basic need, like water and electricity access?
I consider it almost as important (for me) as electricity, not as important as water. I lived without electricity and had to haul in my water for years. But now, when the power goes out, it's the internet I miss the most.
"Basic" need? LOL. I would only consider water, food, and shelter basic needs. Everything else are luxuries... including electricity. Are you asking if we can live with or without it? If that's the case, I would say it would be difficult to live without the internet as it provides such great convenience. However, I would never place it on the same level as electricity. If I had to live without the internet, I would. After all, I did that for half my life. I didn't have the internet until the mid to late 1990s. I used it little at that time. Though I use it much more now, it is not a necessity.
Actually I think it's getting to the point where it should be. A lot of places now are switching over to doing everything through the internet. It's not there yet, but I think it won't be long before everyone will have to pay bills and do a lot of banking transactions on-line. Caleb made the comment about tax-payer funded internet - that's already a fact of life. A lot of people get free internet access, cell phones, etc.
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