My internet has been out almost all day today. It’s back now, but it keeps cutting in and out at inopportune times. I was planning to watch the last few episodes of Deep Space Nine on my last day before heading back to the job, but alas, that doesn’t seem likely. I am being punished for enjoying my two weeks off too much.
It really is amazing how dependent on the internet our society has become. Games require the internet. Movies require the internet. Information requires the internet. Communication requires the internet. I wonder what would happen to society if the internet collapsed and the cellular phone infrastructure collapsed at the same time. Mass hysteria, that’s what! I might actually have to get to know my neighbors if that happened. Perish the thought!