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What would YOU do if the Internet Shut Down?

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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:29 PM
I would keep hitting F5

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:29 PM
reply to post by zorgon

It could get gruesome. No more bits and bytes, but slices and cuts! I'll join your army by the way especially with access to the armory.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by kawika

I have had my ham radio license for many years.
Yeah, communication won't be down entirely. Radios were much more popular in the early 1900s. I'm sure that would go back up should we lose the internet and cell communications.

Yah the radios have been quiet lately. Wonder what's up?


posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:33 PM
i would be listening to more 'Talk Radio' instead of the audio stations i listen to while facing my monitor while typing on my keyboard

there's tons of airwave radio out there, the short wave single side band...there's plenty of talk & preaching & news to keep one abreast of the daily dynamics of society

before the internet we used to frequent public libraries or a campus one for all sorts of stuff not found in a favorite hangout or coffee shop
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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:36 PM
I grew up without it, I can make do without it. For some people I can see it as an addiction.
Read a book, go for a walk, go fishing,hunting,work..plenty to do. I think I would invest in books again if the intenet was gone. Reading material would come back in style.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:41 PM
well simple, me and thousands of other nerds will revolt, riot and destroy the system, physically if need be. not joking though ya wanna know what this would be like think about this.

have you ever been at a store (gas station,supermarket, ect) and watched their internet go down, people practically start flipping out, why? well money is pretty much a digital number anymore, and without "money" people feel insecure. most will become irritable and angry, angry mob = riots.

but all in all if the internet went down it's be anarchy for awhile it's too much integrated into almost anyone's lives to say otherwise is simple ignorance

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:41 PM

Originally posted by indigo21
For the first time since early humans walked the earth, millions of years in the making, we're finally connected instantaneously through the product of our great minds. You are so lucky to be living in these times, but you've barely an ounce of care

Really? And what has that instant connection accomplished? Instead of socializing in real life, people hide in their little rooms and talk in chat rooms, play video games tune out the world on Ipods. I have seen people in the same room preferring to text to each other than simply talk

My daughter has tried to arrange parties and outings but people prefer to stay at home locked in their caves.

Fortunately in my Medieval world we find many people who gladly leave the cell phone and lap top at home for a week (albeit cell phones are kept handy in case of dire emergency)

People need to get out more relearn how to communicate with real people, not some character on the internet who is usually not what they seem in real life

I think a few months shut down would wake up most people Be good for us. Yeah BBS, CB telephone would all come back over night The old tech still works

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:45 PM

Originally posted by mainidh
wow just occurred to me, all the people who've given up landlines... you're doomed..

Yeah all those phones needing electricity
At least a land line has its own power coming in separately from the mains

I can just see all the teens going into mass hysteria when cell towers shut down

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 04:49 PM
Read books. I only watch TV for football and it's off season. Just started this one. The internet is good but you still can't beat a good book.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 05:03 PM
reply to post by chaztekno

Had a buddy in Kingston Jamaica... came in clear as a bell. Also had an old Army Surplus Mk IV Tank Radio... but then maybe the FCC is reading this

Lots of surplus army radios for sale that cover ermmm many frequencies
Run on battery Always a good thing to have for emergency

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 05:26 PM
omg! no internet porn !
what you do is make some sites so you can read them off line.
see no panick.
some of us have games to play on the computer to.

it is a problem with this day and age.
we are so much into Tec.
that it would be hard to live without it.

me! I dont think i could live without my 4 cups of tea a day.
so I have all I need for 8 mounths but I hate it with no milk.
must get more powderd milk.

untill you do it you can not see how bad it would effect you.
I have plenty of soler panels and volt regulators.
so I can keep it all going. even the small TV and games console.

any one know if you can power a PC with DC volts?
12v +5v -5V
my inverter will not work?

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 06:54 PM
In all honesty, if the internet were to dissapear I would most likely benefit healthwise in the long run, I certainly would spend more time doing things outdoors (weather permitting), I would certainly read more books and chances are, I would go to bed at a more reasonable time instead of staying up just that little bit longer to read yet one more article. But thats just me

Interestingly, a lot of people have mentioned that they would go to their public library. In the UK, due to the finacial defecit, the government is reducing funding in a big way to our public libraries. It has stuttered around for some time hovering over some libraries being shut completely to the now agreed 'volunteer' system that will run in many places. I know in Oxfordshire that the vast majority of smaller local libraries will run with a 2/3 time system with volunteers, not to mention that at the upper level there (OCC) too, there has been a significant 'management flattening' and the new 'top person' who has recently been appointed, actually has no experience with libraries at all and comes from a 'volunteer work' background. IMO this isn't good. The reduction in funding wont just affect the libraries and people that work at them, but also the money spent on books etc.

I don't know how this is panning out in the rest of the UK or indeed if a similar thing is happening anywhere else in the world; but assuming that it may well be, consider the removal of both the internet AND libraries!! This would certainly hasten the 'dumbing down' thats been occuring for years.

I apologise that this is slightly off topic, but you get my point.
edit on 10-2-2012 by AtlantisX99 because: bad spelling

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:07 PM

Originally posted by LerroyJenkins
I would keep hitting F5
looooool is that shorthand for bashing the bishop?

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:15 PM
I would start getting books, any book. I would read them and then lend them to people. I would try and make it my personal mission to keep the spirit of the internet alive in whatever way possible. I would talk all day to everyone I could about everything I could. I would try and organize in my community a place for people to go and speak their minds, exchange Knowledge of what they learn. A school / social center / library. I would try harder to revel in knowledge and promote the advancement of our minds, hearts, and souls.

No internet, then I would apply those things I have learned and encourage others to do so. A mad dash for the preservation of information.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:29 PM
Here is another way to look at it. How much time does the internet steal from you.?Time spent with friends, spouses, kids family that are instead spent sitting in front of a screen like a zombie? You might "lose' the internet, but gain a lot of things in return.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:34 PM
Internet would never actually shut down... would not happen, censored to death yes... Actually completely closed shut off? No too much revenue in the internet, those that are invested(with money) into the internet would not let it get closed down. No way in hell.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:41 PM
I guess I'd become a body builder or something as most of my time is to research aliens/ufos and conspiracies. Maybe I'd start meditating and find my 3rd eye.

The possibilities are endless... The internet gone? What oh what would I do? Hmm...

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:43 PM

Originally posted by Buffalo Soldier
Internet would never actually shut down... would not happen, censored to death yes... Actually completely closed shut off? No too much revenue in the internet, those that are invested(with money) into the internet would not let it get closed down. No way in hell.

I agree 100%

Its the same reason why 'free energy' will never appear along with the magic bullet to the common cold that undoubtedly exists somewhere.

The almighty $

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 07:54 PM
This smells like predictive programming. I can smell the CIA in your ip address.

posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 08:04 PM
What i find absurd in the entirety of this post is evereybody myself included talk about what we do as though its something novel or unique a NEW THING something alien to our lives.For Gods sake this WAS our life this was our exsistence for 1,000's of years before the last 2 decades.I find it sad that it takes this OP to bring awareness that by sitting on our a55 for a decade or so as highlighted WHAT WE REALLY MISS,WHAT WE TOOK FOR GRANTED AS OUR NORMAL LIFE.I am definately taking a long internet vacation just to see what life was like

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