All things considered, the internet is a modern day god. It is omnipresent, omniscience, an infallible calculator, a diagnostic genius, a translator for all languages, and an expert keeper of records. The internet is not opinionated, or susceptible to flattery. It has pretty much eliminated human error.
I call the internet the Oracle. The Oracle is wise beyond any singular human, the Oracle’s sovereignty is uncontested. It should be scary but google is so user friendly.
What to do? For any situation, literally anything (you can google amateur surgery), consult the Oracle.
How to do something? Step by step instructions for literally anything (you can YouTube how to build a house), consult the Oracle.
When your internet is out? WWWWWWWTTTTTTFFFFFFFF? It is pandemonium. How do you work? Nobody writes with a pen anymore. Pay for anything? Nobody uses checks anymore unless. Go anywhere? You need the Oracle for yelp reviews, for directions, to personalized maps with a current location pin, to contact your personal chauffer for the short trip across town (uber). Having no internet access even for a few hours can be crippling.
How the did our parents live? Remember when you couldn’t even image life without a cell phone? Now try to imagine life without the internet. What was life like before tiny portable electronics? Maybe I ask consult the Oracle…
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Consult your mother on life before the internet. She remembers the dawn of color tv, lived without any kind of remote growing up, talked on a rotary phone connected to the wall that included party lines (you probably have NO idea what that even is), had to learn the dewey decimal system in order to find books in the LIBRARY…to just begin the glimpse into the history of pre-internet civilization