Post by davidmakalaster on Aug 13, 2014 10:54:15 GMT -5
Go to the library, get a thesaurus, write songs, learn how to play the guitar better, play the music, Read more books, go out to bars, socialize, continue to work for papa john's, play the retro systems I have, spread love with a sprinkle of hate. I can live without internet and it would suck to not go on here because this place is my home for self discovery with free of judgement.
Post by PerfectlyDarkTails on Aug 13, 2014 17:48:45 GMT -5
Well... Without the Internet now... I wouldn't be doing much considering that's where I communicate since online communication is a key part of developing communication skills and connecting with people, also would be out of a genuine source of entertainment and out of a livelihood, considering that's where work and skills are.
"when you begin to realize your own existence and break out of the social norm, then others know you have completely lost your mind"
As Doctorazo says, it would be extraordinarily difficult to shut down the Internet on a global scale. I'm glad, because it wouldn't be a pretty picture as so much of the world's economy depends on it. I grew up when computers were limited to universities and big companies and did just fine, but of course that world is long gone. I could adapt to it once again, but much would be missed- AVEN, of course; but even mundane things. I shudder to think of going back to waiting in long lines to get cash at my bank, register my car, mailing things at the Post Office, and so on.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2014 21:51:59 GMT -5 by coyote55
My computer died a week ago and I just got a new one up tonight. In the meantime I used a friend's computer at their house, but only about 30 minutes a day. I was amazed that I didn't go crazy. I actually read stuff. I watched TV. I petted my cat more frequently. I daydreamed. I have had more trouble going without the real AVEN than I did going without a computer. But now I have one again I'll be back to 5 hours/day, because if you have it, how can you not use it?
Probably just continue using the computer for my art. Although it would very difficult to actually do work if you have to manually transport your files instead of storing them online or sending them. Basically without internet all my computer work will be reminiscent of the 80s, everything stored on discs and having to be transported overseas for a lot of money. ...I don't think the internet will die because you seriously need electronic communication if you're working digitally in this day and age. Without it everything will be expensive because it screws up the economy Not to mention the internet has done something that is amazing that was never available years ago. You now have access to things that would be difficult to find manually. Like an obscure person that produced a lot of interesting stuff that's hard to get? You got whole web pages on them instead of having to travel somewhere to see their stuff.
the internet was only expected to never go higher than 4.3 web address's..as time has gone on i think we are about 4 billion...cloud then? the worrying thing about cloud is that unlike the internet...cloud is owned by multinational conglomerates..therefore in the future your use will like most free things business takes over..will be more controlled on their demands rather than your wishes
Post by MorganaPendragon on Jan 3, 2016 13:37:56 GMT -5
If the internet were to shut down, I would want to find a mail-order catalogue of vinyl records and C.D.s for my music wants. I would also want my nearest Hastings store (brilliant store for music, movies, books and T.V. shows on D.V.D.) to return. I would also want to change/upgrade my cable television package.
I could survive without the internet, but it would make things much harder. A lot of the schoolwork I do is through the internet, and when doing research I've gotten used to having google scholar available to quickly find the papers I need. Also, pretty much all the activities I'm in plan or organize meetings online to some extent, so we'd have to work out a plan for what to do without it.
I don't think I'll particularly run out of things to do if I didn't have internet (enough of my hobbies are offline that I'd be fine), but it would be a major inconvenience.
kimmie: Yeah its been awhile. Even the start up site outside of the forum is down
Feb 20, 2019 0:36:49 GMT -5
firewallflower: The irony is that I wouldn't actually be on AVEN now if the site were functioning, but since it's down, I feel compelled to keep checking for any change. I should, however, go to bed—and will do so.
Feb 20, 2019 0:37:04 GMT -5
firewallflower: Keep calm and carry on and send good thoughts towards whatever tech people are working on this, I guess? And in the meantime, cake.
Feb 20, 2019 0:37:27 GMT -5
blomdor: Cake and good thoughts to you as well!
Feb 20, 2019 0:49:32 GMT -5