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If the internet stopped tomorrow what do you think would happen ?

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Have an interesting question. If the internet stopped tomorrow what do you think would happen ? . Would people cope without it, would there be wars, would everything just collapse ? I was born in 1983 so have experienced life without the Internet and people were more social back then and we did not know so much about what was happening in other countries we were more cut off but people were happy enough we found things to do. What do you think ? 

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I think the whole world come to a standstill in the event of a total shutdown of Internet.  Nowadays our life is directly connected to Internet, be it personal or official.  We will definitely suffer a lot either directly or indirectly.  All businesses like telecom, transportation, communication, banking and almost all sectors would be badly affected by this.  You can’t make online transaction, don’t even think of ATMs and all modes of communication would be no use. To make it worse all these sectors are inter-related.  In short we will go back to our primitive stage at least for some time. 

But then if Internet is not going to come back it is not the end of world.  We would go back to manual mode and keep up everything gradually.  So I think it would definitely affect us for sometime but that is not permanent.  

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@gamer Yeah I thought this would be a good topic because my local area was out Friday evening and all over the weekend. Your right about the banks because we tried getting money out of the cash machine and it would not accept the pin number, we tried a different card also. When going to a shop and asking to use card that was also not accepted so it really does effect a lot. My business is in computers and I need the internet, everything just came to a halt for me. 

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I think the world would implode, simple as that. Everything is online right now ranging from communication services, bank accounts, shopping, databases and the list goes on and on. Pretty much every single thing is stored on the internet and so much stuff would suffer from its stoppage the world would go crazy.

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