posted on Dec, 15 2018 @ 08:07 AM
Still got my teeth, so I’m good there.
There are a hundred things I’d love to have in my life and half as many that I actually need. But I’m a simple man who enjoys the look on a
persons face when they are happy. If I could have one gift that would put smiles on the faces of many, it would be.....
No internet for an entire year for the whole world! I know, ludicrous right? Hear me out. There would be caveats, of course. Like There would be a
version of it for healthcare, transportation, emergency and educational purposes. But only for those purposes; not for leisure like activities. No
Facebook, no Reddit, no ATS (sorry bout that).
At first there might be some societal chaos. Not an ideal result. But, I think after 3-4 months of people relying on only themselves to obtain
information, collect and store data at their own behest, go a few weeks without trying to compete with fake celebrities or brag about their newest
gadget or toy on social media....I think would be a great cleansing for modern society.
Self confidence might grow once people can see they can navigate the world on their own and without GPS, Yelp reviews, or social recommendations. We
would stop looking up at false icons and stop looking down at those around us; because we would see that all we really have in this life is each
Could you imagine 10 million teenage kids without a phone to look into? Parents would actually have to...get this...be parents!
We wouldn’t be as easily fooled with fake news. Obviously it can be typed just as easily as spoken but when people have to read it for themselves or
base their decision off of their own life experiences it changes the way we cast our communal votes of government representation.
I wouldn’t want us to “go back to the way things used to be”. Instead, I’d want for a societal cleansing and a shift in our collective
perspective and understanding of ourselves.
Won’t happen, but I’ll bet I’ve got some new tools under the tree! So that’s always a super fantastic consolation prize!