What Would Life Be Like Without The Internet?

A fascinating question in this day and age when the Internet is a vital part of our daily lives, businesses and society! What is the impact of living without internet?

First, we need to ask the question in a more specific circumstance. What would it be like without the Internet if the ‘plug’ was pulled today? We’ll be looking at the subject from this angle instead of trying to imagine a world without the Internet even if it hadn’t been invented.

Life without Internet The Plug is pulled on the Internet.

What exactly happens when the Internet Plug could ever get removed is a nebulous problem due to the huge infrastructure that makes up the Internet. It will likely require the shutting down of each server and DNS local to around the world. Some people have spoken about an outbreak of a virus that spreads across all computers and servers which renders them and the Internet completely inaccessible. There’s a different wild theory that says that the winds generated by massive solar flares could disrupt everything that conducts current, such as telegraph wires, anything metallic, computers, servers and so on. It is possible to read about this theory by Google “Carrington Event of 1959” The theory is believed to have been forecast by Nasa.

Life without Internet Personal Users

What would the absence of Internet have an impact on the average user? Aside from all the teenagers screaming because they can’t login to Facebook It all boils to how often we personally use the Internet and for what. We all have different ways of using the Internet while some people live their life around it! There are those who live a completely New Life on the Internet like those who use Second Life.

It was my pleasure to ask a handful of people about their initial reactions to not having access to the Internet and here’s what they said:

“So many people use the Internet that if whoever banned it from the world everyone would complain that much and so many people would sue them that they would be forced to put it back on to regain all their money, or everyone should just move to the planet mars.” Charlotte – 16

“Well, people would have to start talking to each other more, like they used to, and the whole morning chat at the post office will return. Kids would have to used the library to find stuff out instead of using Google, which will get them out of the house and learning to do things for themselves. People will receive letters instead of emails. “ Melanie 28


“It would affect me greatly in work because of our regional offices that relay information, policies and procedures to one another quickly. Personally I don’t have the time to go out as much as I’d like to and without the Internet I’d loose valuable socialising networks and access to friends and family far away. “ Debbie 45

“Boring life! We would not be able to shop online, which helps a lot of people like me who find it hard to get around” Sylvia 60+

Socialising How can our youngsters socialise without the Internet?

We all use the Internet to stay in touch, particularly those in the younger group of people over 10 years old. From chat rooms to email, social networks, dating websites and even virtual worlds our requirements for the Internet for social interaction and networking are huge. So it’s easy to anticipate that life without the internet would make people return to the grass roots and socialise and communicate on a very basic level. The issue I have with this is especially for the younger age brackets is will the individuals who have grown up with the Internet around them , be capable of embracing social engagement on a grass roots scale and also know how to socialise? Do you think this will improve communication skills and language when compared to studies of the ways that Internet slang has merged into our communication skills? Do we have the ability to meet strangers outside of our immediate vicinity be affected and, consequently, impacting the people we get to meet, socialise, interact with and above all whom we spend our lives with? What was the method you used to meet your significant other? Did the Internet an integral part of the whole process?

Life without Internet Communications

We use the Internet to connect more than ever, and it’s now a part of all standard methods of communication. So with no Internet the methods we use to communicate will have to change. It is highly unlikely that we’ll be sending fire signals. However, letters could be able to fill the gap left by e-mails and telephones would fill the gaps the instant message, chat and social media left. The increase in mail posted and phone calls would certainly help our local postal service and the phone network providers however, the thing we loved with the Internet was that communication was completely free! This is why it’s possible to assume we’d all crack off the pencils and paper and start licking stamps and calling our friends and family. In addition, we’d probably stick to the basics, remain free and simply go “talk” with family and friends.

Life Speed not Broadband Speed! The Slow Down

It’s a straightforward observation that the Internet has accelerated the pace of our living and working world. We were able to communicate faster, we could buy and sell quicker and we were able to find information more quickly. With the issue of not having Internet we’d expect our world’s speed to decrease in the world of business, society, and communication. Coping with this huge decrease in processing speed could have a ripple effect across the social and business worlds until we’d be left wondering how we could have survived without it.

A life with no Internet Impacts on Business

The majority of businesses today have some connection with the Internet whether it’s a simple web-based store. What impact would it have on businesses around the world by the end of the Internet? Perhaps world wide recession that would see stock markets fall and billions of companies would fail, and millions of individuals lose their jobs? The impact on businesses that make use of the Internet would be massive and the key element would be if they are able to endure without the internet? But there may be some positives in this devastation. as consumers, we’d probably begin buying locally, benefiting the local communities and shopping. We’d search for local services and support economic development by trading with our local regions. The job loss that is related to Internet Business will be difficult to take in. The jobs at our local super market that work at the tills would soon be in demand, as would many other jobs that don’t directly relate to the Internet.

What kinds of businesses are likely to survive?

A lot of older companies embraced the Internet and didn’t solely found their existence on the internet and we’d see many companies still able to trade. They merely made use of the Internet as an advertising tool or as an additional shop. If they had a diverse and solid customer base, they would adjust in any way necessary to continue trading.

Access to Information & Resources cut

We’ve all heard that the Internet is a massive resource directorythat is full of useful and insignificant information, all at our fingertips the tips. If it wasn’t for it, where would we discover the chemical component of silver, or the world record time for eating After eights? Books! Simply put, we’d go back to the old school concept of reading books from libraries. It’s definitely going to be a challenge finding the equivalent information that the Internet can provide in the local library, but if you think about it the Internet basically took the concept of a library and extended it by a million times!.

The life without Internet – – Conclusion

In the end, we must be aware that we did not get to the place we are today without the Internet. In the beginning, Internet is a technology advancement that helped us progress in the twenty-first century. It transformed the way we socialised and did business as well as bought goods. It helped us move into the future and continues to have numerous exciting developments ahead of itself. It is possible that we will lose the Internet is probably very unlikely, but regardless, I’m pretty sure that as a human race we’d adapt and persevere as we have done for hundreds of years. Those who grew up with the Internet well established around them can’t even comprehend life without it. There are still a few of us who practiced life before it’s time and have lived without the Internet.

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