We are lucky enough to be living in an era of unlimited access to the internet. Almost every service has become effortlessly accessible with the increasing use of internet. Internet has introduced virtuality in our lives, we can connect virtually with our relatives, friends, and office colleagues. Our lives have become much more comfortable and effortless with the help of internet services such as online shopping, communication, education, tracking systems, maps, and what not. You are aware of the fact that we will have a greater dependency on the internet in the coming days. But have you ever imagined what life would be like if there is no internet?
Although you know that there was a time around 30 years ago when internet never existed and ancient people managed to do every tedious task themselves without complaining. It was during the’90s that the technology was not improved enough and there was no machinery that would make work easier or no software that would automate tasks. There were no computers that would make work faster and many tasks seemed to be challenging but it was all manageable.
But nowadays as you are aware that everything has changed. There was advancement in science and technology and the ‘INTERNET’ was introduced and thereafter life became advanced and easier. We should be thankful that we are living in the advanced world where we have so many facilities available to do the most challenging tasks. If we imagine the life without internet in the current situation, it seems impossible to live without internet.
What would happen if we wouldn’t have had access to internet in the present scenario?
1. We Would Live an Extremely Boring Life:
Of course, the phone is the first thing you search for as soon as you wake up and the last thing you look at before you go to bed. There are many sources of entertainment which you find on the internet which allow you to explore new and exciting things. It gives you the opportunity to find old friends as well as to make new friends. Happiness is one of the most important aspects of life and hence internet has helped us get all of it!
2. Finding Routes to Your Destination Wouldn’t Be That Easy:
If the technology wouldn’t have been so improved as it is now, we would not have the facility to view maps with routes to every place just by turning on an app on our phones. We’re lucky because the internet has made us independent of atlases and books containing maps. Now there is no need of referring to books with maps or even asking other people about the ways to reach our destination. We now have the maps on phone with advanced features such as voice guidance that guides us with the exact routes helps us reach our destination with great ease.
3. Shopping Wouldn’t Be That Quick:
We would have to leave our all our busy schedules behind and roam on the streets to do shopping if internet wouldn’t have been introduced. We would have to leave all our work and get ready and go for shopping before the shops get closed. And if there’s a holiday, the shops won’t even be available. We would have to go through all this pain even for purchasing the basic household items like a soap, a pen, or a glue. Online shopping through the internet has made our lives hassle-free by bringing the shops to our homes and delivering each and every major and minor item to our doorsteps. We can be carefree and order any item of our choice just while sitting at home or while working.
4. Payment of Bills Would Require More of a Manual Work:
Earlier, people used to visit service centers and government offices to pay their bills. Be it phone bills, TV Cable bills, Water bills, or Electricity bills. It was required to travel to far off places in order to pay bills. Thankfully, the internet has made payment of bills so hassle-free. We can pay all our bills including credit card bills in no time while sitting at home. It saves lot of time and gives a greater flexibility and makes work easy.
5. Almost Every New Thing Would Seem Very Difficult to do if There Was No Internet:
Just imagine life without Google! You wouldn’t be able to do anything new by yourself easily because you wouldn’t know how to do it. We use google several times a day to solve various problems in our day-to-day life. Google has almost every information that would be needed to solve our problems. YouTube teaches us almost everything we would want to learn. Cooking recipes on YouTube have made cooking a fun for many of us. Thus, we have access to loads of information through the internet.
6. We Couldn’t Even See Our Family and Friends Who Live Very Far:
We’re lucky that that internet has introduced a feature of virtual interaction which allows us to see and talk to people living far. If we weren’t introduced to internet, we would have to travel to talk to people face to face. Communication would be much more difficult because we would have to use telephones, write letters and we would not be able to communicate to those who are abroad. Thanks to the internet that facilitated video calls, emails, and conference meetings.
7. Business Would Be Complicated:
Selling products and goods would require much of a manual and tiring work if there was no internet. People would have to go out on the streets to sell their stuff to people. But the introduction to online selling through the internet had made lives easier for many businessmen who are into selling their products. There are many platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, and many more where sellers can list their products and showcase them to the buyers. Hence online selling of goods attracts many customers and brings in profit to the sellers.
How Did the Previous Generation Manage Without the Internet?
Internet is not as essential as food, water, or oxygen. It has eventually become an addiction. It is difficult to quit habits we’re much addicted to, but it is not impossible.
Before internet was known to people, they somehow managed to live with jobs, homes, and cars.
They did not have smartphones. They spent their leisure time having fun with family and friends.
Instead of texting over phone, they met each other face to face. They had better communication with each other.
Children played indoor and outdoor games instead of playing video games sitting at home. They had much better immune system and good mental health. They also had greater exposure to the outside world and liked mingling and playing with other kids.
There were many great inventions and discoveries even before the internet was known to people.
Future Of Internet:
It is predicted that the Internet will become more advanced in the years to come. Technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data will mark more progress in the improvement of technology. People will witness an increasingly virtual world. The Internet will become the virtual reality and will appear in the real world and not just on the smartphone and laptop screens. Automation will be on the peak and all the manual work will eventually get automated. New forms of communication are expected to be developed. Internet connectivity will spread throughout the entire world and will become more affordable and easily accessible to everyone. Advanced machines will take over most of human jobs and lives will become entirely digital.
Life Without Internet is manageable but not relishable. There nothing as pleasing as internet connectivity. Almost everything can be done with the help of internet. The internet is a big place. It is the first thing you utilize every morning and the last thing you use before going to bed. You catch up with your friends using social media. Internet is most utilized at work – for video conferencing, sending emails, searching for various solutions on google, and contacting with colleagues. Most of us use the internet to listen to music while traveling. Almost all of us use the internet to watch some Netflix, Instagram, or Facebook feeds before we are off to sleep. There are both advantages and disadvantages of the internet. But the fact is that the internet has evolved so much and made its place in our lives that we cannot ignore its advantages. The internet is going to be more advanced in the future and we will have a greater dependency on the internet in the coming days. Manual things will get automated, and we are going to get more of leisure time. So, we must go with the flow and adapt to the changes in development. There is a better future waiting for us!