How would you handle going back to the pre-Internet, pre-television days of radio?

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  1. Oeshon

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    Drop me in 1920 and I'll get along just fine without the internet. I don't think it would be too hard to adapt.

    If I had to instead abstain from the internet in 2018, life would be a lot more difficult. Everyone else would still be using it, so you would be forced to live a restricted life. There are so many services now that are internet exclusive.
     
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    I'm sure I could adjust....I'm almost 50 so I've already been there once. Not so easy for younger people, though.
     
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    I'd probably get attacked by a police dog or cop with a fire hose. That kinda thing happened when it was just radio, I think.
     
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    Well in this scenario I'm not sure if it's 1920 again or 2018, but whatever happens, all of society is with you. You're not alone in this.
     
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    I'm a simple girl, so when asking myself a question like this, I tend to boil it down to: I wonder if I liked it better when you had to go to the recordstore to buy new music, or if I prefer being able to find almost anything on Spotify (and the likes).

    Never found a definitive answer.
     
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    Spent my summers in the middle of nowhere bring it on.
     
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    I’d be more productive, that’s for sure. My power got knocked out last weekend from all the wind,(from Friday midday till Sunday morning) and I actually got some house work done instead of screwing around online or watching tv.
     
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    Yeah, then it would be easy.

    Growing up and getting up to all kinds of wild shit before smart phones was the best. Now you can't fuck a girl at a party without 20 people pulling out a smart phone with a hd camera and video recorder lol. There are a lot of pros for non-tech and humans are very adaptable.
     
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    Fook doing that although everyone would start to appreciate the little things in life a lot more
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    Agreed on the pros for non-tech. Before all this shit the government and corporations were limited in the ways they could spy on you, and like you say not everyone had a camera in their pocket which they were ready to whip out during every embarrassing moment.

    Yes, life felt "smaller" in a lot of ways before the Internet because there wasn't this sense that everything is connected, and no doubt even smaller before television, but I don't think that's a bad thing. We are overloaded today.
     
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    It fits the times as the age of no TV is the time when the empire of Japan decided to butcher some Chinese and went seppuko spree afterwards.
     
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    Was that during the great storm Haian?
     
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    Lingerie back in the 50s sucked.


    Granny panties shit I aint wearing those!
     
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    Yeah...Haiyan/Yolanda. No electricity for 7 weeks. Like the thread suggests, I thought it might be a chance to get back to a more basic lifestyle, and relate better to nature and other people. We're just too dependent on our gadgets these days.
     
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    7 weeks jesus christ I would have gone insane!

    Longest we have without power was like 9 days in Manila after a super Typhoon in 1995 or 1996. Ice cream are being sold dirt cheap you can get 4 one gallon containers for the price of one!
     
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    if there was no tv or internet i would invent it and become rich.
     
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    I’d probably read more and get outdoors more as well
     
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    I can live without the the TV and Radio as long as there's the internet.

    Communication without the internet is really hard in today's generation.
     
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    I think technology is a great thing but it gets dumbed down because most companies just use it to make money - ie turning everyone into smart phone zombies.
     
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    Sure would help the society out... social media etc is killing the country.
     
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