The internet has been around for quite some time now but one can say that it is fairly new. However, with all the benefits that it brings, a lot of people have become hooked to it. Plus, it is used in all aspects of life. Well, almost all. The things that the internet offers can be seemingly endless and that is why this has become widely used. If it was something not really worth anything, it would not be quite a hit as it is right now.
Can you imagine a world without the internet? Would you still be living the way you are living right now? Can you handle such?
For people who use the internet daily.
Just imagine. What if tomorrow, the internet unexpectedly vanished? Just like that. What would happen? For most people, you will probably see quite a number of people going crazy because their whole world revolved around the internet. There will not be any chance to automatically connect with friends, business associates, etc. who are in another part of the world. Many businesses will fail especially those that are involved in the international market, the world’s economy will surely decrease and chaos will surely be evident in the world.
Talking will become personal once again.
Before, talking was something that requires people to physically reach out to the other. It requires one to get to know the other person and time is a key element. Not like today, people can just resort to chatting or perhaps sending out messages to each other or maybe sending even emails without really seeing the other person on the side of the globe. That is not how communication worked for a lot of people today. And if the internet suddenly disappears, this is what is going to happen again and it may not be such a bad thing but it will surely be difficult.
Exploring new things.
The internet allowed people to actually learn about new things and experience things that they have not been able to do without going out of their homes. For example, if you would like to experience white water rafting, there are plenty of images and videos online that can make you feel like you have really actually gone out and did it. However, if the internet is not available, then experiencing it will be the only way to learn about it. People will be driven to go outdoors again and try out the things that they want to know about first hand. That will surely be an example of living life – not cooped up in some room online.
Communicating can become a lot slower.
The thing about the internet is that it helped people communicate with other people faster compared to the usual means. For example, if you have to speak with a person who was on the other side of the planet, once you see that person online, you can easily chat with him and start communicating. If the internet was gone, then you will have to call him up to be able to do that. But calling a person on the other end of the world would mean having to shell out an amount of money to get connected overseas. And so, the internet has made communication a lot faster and affordable.
On the other hand, if calling will not be an option for you, then you will have to do it by sending a snail mail. Yes, the snail mail. A lot of people know email but are not familiar with snail mail anymore. Snail mail takes days, maybe even weeks to reach the person on the other side of the world but it will definitely reach them. Right now, snail mail is seemingly almost gone but it still is quite a joy to receive one.
We would not be on fast forward.
Another thing that you will not be able to do when you don’t have the internet is multitasking. Doing tasks one at a time is what the older folks use to do things. The internet has made it possible for people to multitask and work on things with a faster pace. With the information available in just a click of a button, there are many instant ways of doing things that you can check online, learn and apply in your tasks to make things quicker, which can sometimes bring pressure to yourself and others to ensure that everything is done in a speedy manner. Getting things done promptly is not wrong but it can be unhealthy when overly done. Without the internet, people will surely learn to slow down once again and learn to appreciate things as they come.
Businesses would be greatly affected.
Almost all businesses that you can see around the globe make use of the internet to be able to get their business expanded and up and running. Without the internet, these businesses will really have a hard time coping because the effects that it will have will be great. They will surely lose money because of it. It will also include those businesses that do freelance duties online or even those who sell items in an online store.
Where would we get our information?
For most people nowadays, if they need something that they like to know about, all they need to do is go to their favorite search engine and type in whatever it is that they have in mind. When they do that, they can easily get the information they need. There are plenty of sources online so getting information is not difficult. There are even videos to help you get an even better understanding of the topic you’re searching about.
If the internet disappears in an instant, people will have to go back to learning about things through books. Books have been greatly forgotten because of the internet but without the internet, people will have to pick up a book and read to learn.
These are the possible things that can happen to the world in case the internet suddenly disappears. There can be chaos for a while but people are resilient and they will know how to get back on their feet and learn how to live without this really wonderful gift called the internet.