Seems hard to imagine, doesn’t it? A world without Internet (or as I like to call it, The Dark Ages). A time when the latest technology consisted of a Sony Walkman cassette player and a VHS video recorder (or Betamax, if you are REALLY that old to remember that far back). A time of newspapers instead of Google News, and a time of posting letters through a mailbox instead of email. I know, scary stuff which you can use to make horror stories to frighten the kids with on Halloween.
Although it’s hard to believe, it’s only been less than 20 years since the Internet hit the mainstream, and during that time, the world has irrevocably changed forever. Revolutions have been fought over Facebook and Twitter. Political wars (under the guise of SOPA and CISPA) are still going on, and thanks to the web, the MakeUseOf staff have a job. I guess the only people who wouldn’t be sad to see the Internet fail would be the post office. Then we would have to go back to mailing our letters again, instead of using that new-fangled email technology.
Let us know what you think of the infographic in the comments. What do you think the world would be like, without the Internet? Would it be better or worse? Has the Internet improved or worsened the state of the world we live in today?
Infographic Source: www.onlineeducation.net