Simple Girl In A Complex Technological World

No Internet?!?!?!

Posted on: September 26, 2008

A day without the Internet. Sounds like a nightmare to me. I have a love affair with the Internet and Web 2.0.

Everyday I check my email, MSN for the news, and Facebook to see what my friends are up to. The Internet has become a part of my routine and to think of going without it is quite a scary thought.

To imagine the United States going a day, much less over a week, without the Internet would be chaos. People love the Internet so much that airlines are beginning to add wireless to their flights (for a price, of course). Without the Internet, many organizations and businesses would face major communication problems due to the lack of email, stock trade between other countries would be hindered, and for the average college student, instant messengers and Facebook would not be working at all. Scary. I know.

With the United States so dependant on the Internet, you would think the government might want to protect the location of the cables that provide us with the precious commodity that is the Internet but unfortunately for us, that is not the case. Just Google “Submarine Internet Cables” and up comes a map of the locations of all existing and future Internet cables worldwide. Sure hope the terrorists don’t know how to use Google.

Hopefully the United States never faces an Internet failure such as the one faced in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and the nightmare of an America without Internet won’t come true.


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