posted on May, 28 2014 @ 08:19 AM
What would happen if the internet went down?
It would be fixed.
Seriously, that is what would happen....but then again the internet being down and staying down, is a unlikely thing, considering what makes up the
internet. It's just too massive to be taken out by anyone thing.
Except for something like another Carrington Event....and then we're going to have a lot more to worry about than just the internet being gone at
But, if the internet did go down and could not be fixed easily, then yes, we would revert back to doing things the old way, and no, it's not
Let me give you some examples: Power, Water and Gas. Sure, many of these are controlled by the internet. However, everything used to generate, clean
or deliver those things are still there. Power generators, transformers, power transmission lines are all still there.
Large businesses: Walmart. Yes they use the internet. Yes it's used to communicate to the Walmart distributing warehouses to get stuff to the
stores......but: yes, the DO still have land lines. (someone said you had to have a rotary phone. Rubbish! As long as you have electricity, your
wireless phone will still work hooked to a land line). Even WITH the internet, they use land lines to confirm orders, change orders, etc.
Phone system: People with cell phones or smart phones would be the most impacted with the loss of the internet. However, land line systems are still
there, and not all of them are controlled by the internet.
Banks: you wouldn't loose your money. You just would not be able to access it right away. However, your account information would still be on their
servers. It would simply be a mater of getting that information back off of them.
It wouldn't be the end of the world. It would be a highly annoying thing, and would complicate things for a few months. Things would be replaced to
cope with the loss.
But I really can not see anyway for the internet to be suddenly gone, without it being due to massive damage caused by something that would not only
take out the internet.......but would have to take out a lot of other things too, in which we'll all be a LOT more worried about.