Maybe I will never know you, if it all goes to hell

Aimee Fenech
5 min readNov 12, 2022

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if the internet went down and never came back again. I think about whether I would still spend so much time staring at the screen then because of habit / dependence. I wonder if I would ever hear or see any of my family who live far away, or online colleagues some living on other continents again.

I am not the first and I have no doubt I won’t be the last to ponder this question, in fact here’s a relevant article from 2018:

Most things now depend on the internet to function for example utilities, so the electricity company, the bank, the hospitals in fact all of the basic infrastructure now depends on the internet to be functioning.

Here’s an article from 2021 exploring this same question centered about the centralised internet:

Here’s a direct quote:

“According to computer scientist David Clark, who has been involved with internet design and governance…

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Aimee Fenech

#permaculture practitioner, teacher and designer, co-founder of #ecohackerfarm, writer, project manager and activist get in touch mail@aimeefenech.com