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2009, without the web


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If we suddenly no longer had access to the Internet then business and everyday life would drastically change. There would no longer be ATMs, online banking, online shopping, debit machines, instant credit card processing, the list goes on and on. Basically rewind back to 1980 something.

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For example, if on 2009 we will have no more access to the web (all around the world, nobody!), what will be happen in your opinion?
Are you saying you plan on taking over the interweb in 2009? That's terrorist talk! :)
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Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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Well, they wouldn't be able to come to school unless they could walk as all services would be down - no public transport, fuel services disrupted. When they eventually reached school they would hope that the library had lots of lighting, as power supplies would be gone too. And it would be a bit hard for them to find books unless they knew their Dewey number as the computerised indexing services would be down as well (unless your library was really old).But anyway, all you'd need to do is disable the thirteen root nameservers around the world and the internet stops :)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_nameserver

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Well, they wouldn't be able to come to school unless they could walk as all services would be down - no public transport, fuel services disrupted. When they eventually reached school they would hope that the library had lots of lighting, as power supplies would be gone too. And it would be a bit hard for them to find books unless they knew their Dewey number as the computerised indexing services would be down as well (unless your library was really old).But anyway, all you'd need to do is disable the thirteen root nameservers around the world and the internet stops :)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_nameserver
Firesale anyone? :) (Die Hard 4.0)Seriously though, if the internet broke down in 2009, that would be the apocalypse, and would probably be joined by all the things Justsomeguy said. :mellow:
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Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
But the RIAA would be happy. It would put an end to filesharing once and for all! If any of the root servers were ever attacked they would be my first suspect :) . Down with the evil college students stealing from those starving artists... err... I mean us...err... RIAA lawyers.
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After all the fire and the gunfire, we might need to start all over again and... hey, thats a good idea, people let's do it, the winds of change are coming,chaaaaaaaaaargeeeeee :)

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