Internet is probably one of the greatest inventions of the century. Internet has been perhaps the most outstanding innovation in the field of communication in the history of mankind. As with every single innovation, internet has its own advantages and disadvantages. But usually,greater magnitude of advantages outweighs its disadvantages.And today internet has become the most ever powerful tool for man throughout the world.When man has lived a life without computers, why is it not possible now? In olden days people had to do things going to each place.Internet has become a vital part in life. The foremost target of internet has always been the communication.Any kind of information on any topic under the sun is available on the Internet. The search engines like Google, yahoo is at your service on the Internet.
What Would Life be Like Without the Internet?
These days its hard to imagine the ‘unthinkable’ of life without the Internet, yet there are many who have grown up without the reliance and dependance upon it.The above test is good fun and you don’t need to register your name. Just fill in a few questions to see if you could survive without the Internet. Until then we’ll explore life without the Internet a little further, thinking about the impact on society, our daily lives and the places we work, whether employed or our own business. Life without Internet
the Plug on the Internet:
How exactly the Internet Plug could ever get pulled is a complicated question, due to the expansive infrastructure that makes up the Internet. It would probably require the shutting down of every server and local DNS around the world. There is also another wild theory where by the wind generated by huge solar flares will disrupt anything that carries current, from telegraph wires, anything metal, computers, servers etc. Life with no Internet – Personal Users:
How would having no Internet affect the general personal user? Well apart from every teenager screaming because they can’t log on to Facebook, it all comes down to how much we personally use the Internet and what for.
I asked a few people their initial feelings towards loosing the Internet, 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 –
“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 – Can our Youth Socialise without the Internet? Many of us use the Internet to communicate, especially those in the lower age brackets above 10 years. From email to chat forums, social networks, dating sites and even virtual worlds our demands on the Internet for social communication and networking are huge. Would our ability to meet new people outside our immediate area be severed and thus affecting who we meet, socialise and interact with and above all whom we spend our lives with? How did you meet your partner? Was the Internet involved in the process? Communication:
We use the Internet to communicate more than ever and it’s become an integral part of any standard means of communication. So with no Internet our means of communication would have to adapt. I very much doubt we’ll be sending smoke signals, but letters would fulfil the hole e-mails left and phones would fulfil the gaps that instant messaging, chat and social media created. An increase in posted mail and phone calls would surely benefit our local postal services and telephone network providers, but what we loved about the Internet was that communication was free! Life Speed not Broadband Speed! The Slow Down:
It’s a simple observation that the Internet sped up the world and lives we live. We communicated quicker, we could buy and sell quicker and we could find information quicker. So with the dilemma of having no Internetwe’d surely expect the world to slow down, in business, society and communication. Coping with this huge decrease in processing speed would have extended impact throughout the business and society worlds to a point we’d wonder how we ever coped without it. Effects on Business:
Almost all businesses nowadays have some relationship with the Internet whether it’s a simple business listing or an online store. What implications would be put upon businesses across the world with the loss of the Internet? Perhaps world wide recession, stock markets would collapse, millions of businesses go bust and millions of people loose their jobs? local services and sustain local economies by trading within our immediate areas. The loss of jobs that relate to Internet Business would be hard to digest. What Businesses might survive?
Many older businesses ‘embraced’ the Internet and didn’t solely found their existence around it, so we’d find a good number of businesses still in a position to trade. They merely used the Internet as an advertising medium or extra virtual shop. As long as they had diversity and a strong customer base they’d adapt in whatever ways necessary to keep trading. Access to Information & Resources cut:
We all know the Internet is a massive resource directory, full of useful and useless information, all beautifully at our finger tips. So without it where would we find out the chemical compound of silver, or the world record time for eating After eights? Books! Quite simply, we’d resort back to the old school principle of reading books from libraries. Conclusion:
Above all we have to remember we got to where we are today without the Internet. The Internet was a technological advancement that excelled us into the 21st century and changed the way we socialised, did business and purchased goods. It paved the way to the future and still has many exciting advancements ahead of it’s self. Witnessing the loss of the Internet is probably very unlikely, but either way I’m quite sure as a human race we’d adapt and persevere as we have done for thousands of years.