Are We Dependent on the Internet?

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  1. Lara Moss

    Lara Moss Very Well-Known Member
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    Nah, they aren't "lazy or stupid". They're just trying to hold onto the dying art of realtime live social interaction. I think it was Terry who posted a funny cartoon recently where two men are facing one another. One man asks the other, "What's the meaning of Life?" and the other replies, "I don't know. The computers are down". Ha.
     
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    I think that like all developments they become part of civilisation and we adapt and change as a result, I have lived through accepting many changes from the introduction of the refrigerator into my life, the television and the proliferation of automobiles. The internet is a large part of our current stage of evolution and has affected us all, there is no going back so it's not really an addiction in my opinion, simply another change in how we relate to each other and view the world. The young adapt more rapidly which I guess has always been the case.
     
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    Kind of true, Terry! It also affects my mood, especially forums. Not talking about this forum but There have been times on other forums where things said have made me actually cry, or get very angry and not be able to sleep because of it. CRAZY!
     
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    Yes, we are too dependent on the internet. It's entirely possible to lose electricity and all technology just. like. that. It could happen world-wide from a catastrophe such as a natural disaster or cyber-terrorism.

    We are too dependent on our devices that connect us to the rest of the world. Our digital age is at risk of losing a large part of the database that has become human knowledge. I'm online everyday all day and long into the night. I gain income from being online, I keep in touch with friends, acquaintances and family with email. I'm just as guilty as the next person, relying on the internet to get me through my day. However, I often wonder how our civilization would manage with the internet gone. How would be exist? I'm sure we would be able to figure out ways to live without the internet.
     
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    There is many ways of using the internet some people get involved with groups all talking back and forth and that is it. I have met a person who had problem with his car he got out his telephone went on line and in a few minutes he said that under the hood there is a black box with two clips and inside was fuses the one in the second row three down was the problem and he was right. He was back on the road within minutes.

    The whole world knowledge is in your hands if you know how to use it. It is a way of getting news other than what the main news BS that is fed to the people who watch CNN FOX ect.
     
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    My gosh! We would have to write letters to each other by using pens and paper! The postal service would have to hire more carriers, we would maybe need to hire couriers.

    Kidding aside, I would have a hard time dealing with the loss of the internet and computers. I know we all did just fine for most of our lives without them, but I'll be darned if I can remember how.
     
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