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What would YOU do if the Internet Shut Down?

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:23 PM

Originally posted by LonelyGuy
The Internet can't be shut down zorgon, there is no on off switch. Even if parts of it were disabled it would always be up somewhere else. Unless you know a way to shut down all the servers in the world you can rest easy.

The internet is carried by Switches and Routers.
Not the Servers...
Without the Routers, you could not connect to any Server.
And there's only a few of those, that connect Country to Country.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:23 PM
No worries, I won't elaborate on what will go down BEFORE the internet will get shut down but when it does...

You could've prepared to become a magical hotspot

For Example
-2 Servers equipped with Wifi and internal UPS for +15 hours stand alone time, solar powered during the day.
-100 TB data backed up 3x over the 2 servers and an additional "base laptop".
-Built fully in military grade boxes that can be joined to become one suitcase.
-Suitcases are equipped with lighting and beacon
-Waterproof and no heat pattern, electronic camo-foil
-Wifi is setup as an AP
-FM transmitter
-Video transmission
-Various sensors
-Multiple cameras working together with the servers to form perimeter security fully automated
-Civilian and non-civilian communication modules (including sat-uplinks)
-HTTP,FTP,SSH etc. etc

Data Containing:
Music, E-Books, Software (open source), Images (Historical images, art, earth).

The content would consist of thousands of the most essential documents from every scientific field imaginable some of it would most likely have to be obtained via moles or hacks. The files would be carefully selected to compliment each other and to allow whomever obtains the files to start a complex civilization by educating themselves and others.

While many may laugh about the remark I am about to make....

"Hard drives would be the gold of the next century.... and the cloud your worst enemy"

Why ? Well because what I describe above will be the Osama Bin Laden of that era... Like an Alexandrian Library that can't be burned down. Does it already exist or am I merely planting a seed?

I think it's clear that whomever wants to have something like above you need to act FAST.

Good luck

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:36 PM
Well, since I don't have it at home right now, I'd be fine. Mostly. I would miss this site, to get news and such.
But just like every weekend and evening, I have plenty of hobbies, walls of books, friends always stopping by, so it would be pretty normal for me.

I even think work would be better. I used to talk to customers on the phone, get to know them, now it is so much more impersonal when they just email an order over.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:37 PM

What would YOU do if the Internet Shut Down?

I would delve back into the massive collection of odd-subject books I have. Specifically, I would finish that damned Sitchen book I just couldn't get in to.

I would try to find that 13mm socket that I swear must have slid down the furnace vent.

There are a hundred things I could do. If the internet is down, oh well. It would probably be better for us all.

As a matter of fact, it's time to log out.

See ya later.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:38 PM
Start renting porn again??
But seriously, I think I'd start reading books again. Probably spend a little more time outside as well. But if you're asking if it's gonna have an adverse effect on my life, not really.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:40 PM
Well Tomten, we were a reginal. Was a riot of a time too. In the end, it just became a burden to continue. One day it just got the off switch and that was the end of it. Four boxes of 1.44 floppies and a 486 to remember it by.

Back doors had a different meaning then.......

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:40 PM
I would actually hand write letters and put them in the mail once more. I would go to pay my bills in person. I would rediscover reading a book printed on real paper. I would fight the massive crowds to shop for Christmas gifts. I would have to go to an actual library to do research. I would read a real newspaper everyday instead of reading the news online. I would actually call my loved ones more often instead of e-mailing or messaging them- heck, I may even go to visit more often.

In a nutshell, I would live my life exactly as I did in the not so distant past. It wasn't hard. It just took a little more time is all.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:46 PM
Go back to the pre-public Internet BBS network I used to geek out on?

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:52 PM
Spend a lot more on gas, for sure.

Lose a lot of my income. I order about 99% of the products I use in my business online. The impact on me, would be immense...


posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:59 PM

Originally posted by zorgon
What would YOU do if the Internet Shut Down?

Keeping in mind that the Internet and cell phones provide far too much tracking and spying info about us peons for TPTB to ever let it be shut down, if, hypothetically it did, I would talk to my neighbors and friends more, preferably under a shade tree, write real letters to people, and a whole slew of stuff that people used to do in the old days.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:02 PM
The internet would not totally shut down, international commerce would be unaffected, military sites would still operate, government networks would still be there, I think commerce would kick up such a fuss it would be back in inside twenty four hours.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:06 PM
No one is shutting down the Internet.

Again, please let me explain something to you. SOME control is better than NO control.

Therefore, knowing WHERE and HOW you are communicating and having a log that you willingly create which captures that information even when it isn't being actively looked at is BETTER than you running on a Dark Net.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:10 PM
I think everyone here is missing the point.

Why would the internet shut down in the first place?

Obviously this question was addressed by the OPer, but not the fundamental meaning by it. The internet would be shut down legally to ensure that mass pirating is disrupted, but for what? My answer: to ensure profit and control. Fiat money is what would essentially be conserved (i.e., nothing intrinsically important) and mass knowledge is what would be damaged. If the internet was shut down, obviously I would be more politically proactive. You can read books now; saying the internet is a distraction from reading is an excuse. Either you're joking or you don't realize that you're your own distraction.

I think the more important question is "Why would TPTB want humans to suffer from a lack of knowledge?" Because that's essentially what the destruction of the internet entails.
edit on 9-2-2012 by Loose Change because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:30 PM
reply to post by littled16

I agree. I actually miss hand-writing letters. What I miss even more is getting hand-written letters in my mailbox! The only person in my life who still actually sends me letters is my 84 years old granny, and I am always happy to get them.

I wonder if we would really have less time after running all of our errands, paying our bills in person, xmas shopping, etc... I know that for all of the time I "save" by doing business online, I waste just as much playing and reading

But bottom line, I would be just fine without the internet. And I wonder if the quality of my life wouldn't be better in some regards...
edit on 9-2-2012 by DustbowlDebutante because: clarification

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by Loose Change

They'd have to then inflitrate a series of Dark Nets, and that is WAY more problematic than keeping you on an old well known defense net.

The poor geeks of minutia going to town on libraries across the nation, silo'ing all the information they can get their hands on.

Yep. Not gonna happen.

It is easier to control your access to knowledge by keeping you on the Internet, where they can let companies and journals regulate their restrictions to information.

Frankly, most people aren't using the Internet for scholarly type information.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:40 PM
Simple - I would start executing my bugout plan. Nothing good can come of an internet shutdown.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:45 PM
reply to post by zorgon

Surely you could set something up with a tor network, some old modems and ham string radios...

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:46 PM
OF course, I would protest no joke!!!

But really, the internet wouldn't get shut down unless from hackers or attacks.

1.We use it every day (Over 84% of world population does!
2.It's our new life... (I bet you any day we will live off it)
3.The world needs it.
4.It wouldn't be same as it was.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 03:02 PM

Originally posted by LadySkadi

Originally posted by zorgon
So what would YOU do if you woke up tomorrow and the internet was......


Back to the Library and read an actual Book!
Remember what they are?


But I get all my books from Amazon for my Kindle

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 03:06 PM
I guess, I would finally sleep better for a while haha. Downloaded all the internet already, I advice you also do this!

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