What would happen to civilization if the internet were to stop working for a day?
Think about it. How much of a role does technology play in your daily life? Especially internet. Look. at me. IM TALKING TO YOU FROM ANOTHER COMPUTER. I am sitting maybe a million miles away from you. Maybe 500,000 million years light. I dont know, but It doesn’t really matter, because you are reading this anyway. I am drawing you from my computer. You clicked on me. Maybe I don’t know you or you don’t know me. But you are meeting me and my ideas on this plataform. here. on. the. computer. Kierkegaard once said that Technology draws close those that are far away and draws apart those that are close. Is this true? I miss connecting with people like we used to. I miss sitting with my friends, looking at them in the eyes. We miss going to the zoo. we miss talking to each other like we used to. without a distracting black vibrating object. I MISS IT. It was fun not having to rely on computers to have a good time. Now all we do is sit and watch youtube. I remember the days when I felt someone’s complete attention on me. What is internet anyway? Today my friend Avigayil told me really fast, cause she speaks very fast. “What is internet anyway? I used to think that the World Wide Web was a huge building that had a huge computer with a web inside? where is internet located? How is it that I turn my computer and everything is here? Where is the web, let me see it. What is internet anyway?” I mean look at the kids, they are all getting really obese because they sit all day. People used to pray first thing in the morning, now they consult google for answers instead. How long can you read an article nowadays? Five minutes and you fall asleep. Ive been falling alseep. The only thing that keeps me awake is you. The apparatus I am typing on. Sometimes when I write on my computer, I don’t know who is actually reading what Im saying? or where is my writing going? What if the computer was a person? What if the computer actually has a mind of its own? What if the computer misses you when you leave? When my last computer broke, I sat in shiva, but I didn’t tell anyone. Sometimes when people look at my computer screen, I feel like almost as if they were looking at my private parts. My whole life is there. My pictures. My writing. My friends. My family? My school? this blog, which I write on every day. MY LIFE. MY ENTIRE LIFE is on my computer. (What happened to internet cafes anyway? ARe they not existent or are they not in fashion anymore? I mean, at the end of the day, what does this object called computer mean to me? how many hours a day do I use internet? How much of a presence does it have on my life? AM I loosing things when Im on the computer? do I feel like an idiot if I dont appear on google search? what if no ones likes my status? is the computer your slave or are you a slave of your computer?