I don’t know about you, but when my internet starts to get slow, I get a paralyzing fear inside. The thought of not having internet for even an hour, gets me anxious.
The net, has barely died out on me. But I remember during Tornado season, we had a few warnings and all I could think about was losing my internet. I’m not sure whether I should remember that and laugh or totally rethink my priorities.
Everything I do involves my computer and everything on my computer uses the internet somehow. Have you ever thought about what would happen if the world’s internet just shut down? I know it’s not completely possible, but if it did happen–nothing could survive. Everything we so sues technology. Whether its shopping online, reading the news, blogging, “facebooking” or even using Twitter. Many organizations also use a network to interact with one another and share documents. Many paper based businesses have turned to technology for a greener friendly solution. If the net was ever to go out, everyone would have to stop whatever they were doing and go “old school”.
That’s right. Paper and pencil my friends! Or pen. Can you imagine having a huge filing cabinet with thousands upon thousands of documents? Now think about how long it would take you to find a single document among that huge pile.
Our dependence on technology and the internet is scary. People say that it is our back-up to the paper ‘stuff’. Yet, all the updates are being done on the computer and paper documents begin to fall behind. Hell, even doctor are now using computers and networks to share documents, interact, book or shift appointments and set reminders.
With tools like tablet PCs, even grocery lists are being stored electronically.
In my previous post, I wrote about freaking out over my dying laptop. Come to think of it, if I didn’t have an extra laptop, my temper would’ve shot up and I would’ve been at a loss. I wouldn’t have known what to do or where to begin. And that alone is a terrifying revelation. In the earlier days people use to rely on other things, but today, it’s on our technological gadgets and the networks that we can access.