The reality is that most people of my generation lived the major part of their life without the Internet and surprisingly they prospered and survived without any trauma. Mankind adjusts to whatever conditions they find themselves and rise to the challenges of their current situation.
I would have great difficulty. I study on-line, Am presently setting up a business from home which requires me to update my social media business page regularly, I wouldn't be able to publish articles or do surveys (a, small, source of income). I could go without the recreation / social aspect of it for a week - and have done previously when we travel.
Well, I wouldn't drop dead or anything, but I wouldn't be able to edit or publish Hubgarden articles or other writing and I would miss checking my Facebook. I know it's lame but it's an easy way to still have some idea what my friends are up to when I'm home all day with the kids.
A year ago I moved house and had no internet for three weeks due to stuff ups by telco's. If only personal things would be affected, I could cope, but I'm studying via distance from an interstate university and didn't get any consideration for this, and was only able to have two hours a day at the local library.
WOW - we might find time to do all those others things on our list instead of "wasting" time on the internet? LOL ha ha ha… I, like gnn19, grew up at the beginning of technology so it wasn't in your face like now. I love it but in moderation and do have to tear myself away from the screen.
When we moved last year we were without internet for 2 weeks and I missed it. That was before HubGarden was a part of my life. I could cope without it for a week but would miss it. When we were waiting to get the internet connected we did use internet at the library. It is an important part of my life for keeping in touch with friends and family. I use internet banking and pay bills through the internet.
We had to live without it in Singapore for 3 days, as Singapore doesn't have internet cafes, then for 8 days in Bali. It was an inconvenience for my husband, who needed to check flight loadings, as we didn't have a smart phone between us! Neither did Canggu, Bali, so we had to wait until we got up to Ubud, where they had only 2 internet cafes.