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    I was just imagining what would happen it there was a worldwide internet shutdown. Everything, in our western civilization, is now controlled by computers !  Electricity, water etc etc …. Do we still have emergency unplugged devices ?

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    Oh perish the thought Babeth! The modern world would come to a standstill! However would the youngsters communicate for a start?!!!

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    I must admit, that could be the positive effect ! But, we couldn’t discuss about it on here.

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    That’s true! I know my granddaughter would have an apoplectic fit for one!!

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    Thé problem now is that everything relies on internet banking and card payments. If the system crashes no one can take payments or access cash. We have witnessed problems with individual banks but not a total shutdown. It is a frightening thought.

    Even a power cut forces stores to close because doors won’t open. Scanners and tills won’t operate.  :unsure:

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    It is just scary how much we depend on it now. When you think 2 or 3 decades ago, we were able to live normaly without it !

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    You could write letters and no need to worry  about paying bills because nobody could issue any!

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    I do still write some letters believe it or not, but nowhere near as many as I used to. I harken back to our first abode without electricity or any other means of power for 18+ months – we survived fine at the time but things have moved on apace since then I have to admit.

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    Will we be able to buy stamps to send letters :scratch:

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    What if the internet were to collapse?

    Ham radio equipment would become expensive for sure.

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    I have just spent a considerable amount of time on the phone to a representative of our UK bank because the secure keycard that I am often asked to use when making online purchases has stopped working. If no internet I wouldn’t have been able to sort it out because he was using computerised data to go through all the security checks, I wouldn’t have been able to make the purchases anyway and wouldn’t have been able to phone him in the first place, so, as you say Babeth, it would cause a bit of a problem, to say the least!

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    I think attacks on a nation’s internet-providing satellites facilities could be the basis of any future global warfare, we’ve already had hospital and other systems shut down by ransom-demanding attacks.

    No internet, no means to use a bank card at petrol pumps, therefore no transport when the tank’s empty, can’t even pay in cash because the ATMs won’t work either without internet, unless the machines have kept to the old system.

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    Yes, a bit of the Achilles heel all that :-(

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    It’s quite a frightening thought!

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    I think attacks on a nation’s internet-providing satellites could be the basis of any future global warfare

    Satellites play only a tiny part in the world wide web. For any sort of 2 way communication they’re just too slow because of the distances involved and until someone finds a way to circumvent Mr Einstein’s law that ain’t going to change.

    Now knocking out the satellites used for navigation, that’d cause a few problems.

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    I think attacks on a nation’s internet-providing satellites could be the basis of any future global warfare

    Satellites play only a tiny part in the world wide web. For any sort of 2 way communication they’re just too slow because of the distances involved and until someone finds a way to circumvent Mr Einstein’s law that ain’t going to change. Now knocking out the satellites used for navigation, that’d cause a few problems.

    The internet runs on a huge network of undersea cables that are extremely vulnerable. The location and routes are well known. Use a remotely piloted undersea robot, fish for the cable in the mud, hoist it up, cut it, job done.

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    On a purely selfish note,how would I cope,no Facebook,no anything.😢😢😢

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    internet

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    I would have to get lots and lots of books,or sew,or knit,or crochet.Not as mindless as going on Facebook though,and how would I ever keep up with the gossip of friends?? 😂😂

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    I remember when I was young and we had no TV or phone our neighbors were always popping round for a tea and catch up. Much more community spirit before the days of mass media

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    When we were without power for all that time we read, Mr. F. did crosswords, I wrote long letters, I kept an extensive diary, all by candlelight and oil lamps. I rang our daughters from the local telephone box to keep in touch.

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    I suppose it’s the same old story of what you’ve never had you don’t miss! Years ago I had an hour glass figure, wrinkle free skin, lush shiny locks, luckily I’ve still got all of these! :whistle:   :whistle:   :whistle:   :whistle:

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    Never had an hourglass figure tigre so that’s one I don’t miss! Not too bad on the wrinkle front but any locks would be handy, let alone the lush, shiny ones I had!!  :yahoo:   :yahoo:

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    I suppose it’s the same old story of what you’ve never had you don’t miss! Years ago I had an hour glass figure, wrinkle free skin, lush shiny locks, luckily I’ve still got all of these! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    Blimey, I wouldn’t mind some of whatever you are on tigre !!

    My mother in law had an hour glass figure, just a pity all the sand had sunk to the bottom…..

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    Pete wrote;

    Blimey, I wouldn’t mind some of whatever you are on tigre!!

     

    It’s all the exercise she gets whirling herself around on that whirly line of hers Pete!

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    Not bad for an old biddy I suppose ?

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    Have you changed  much from your photo Pete ? :whistle:

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    No, i’ve managed to retain my boyish good looks !

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    I think some of us are just lucky enough to be blessed with good genes,😉 I have to admit, Fruitcake is quite right, whirly line exercise is an important factor and has indeed contributed to retaining my good looks, a long with the thought of Stinky’s large sausage he’s promised me! :whistle:

    Pete, do you think that keeping your socks on in bed has helped to retain your boyish good looks? :scratch:

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    Definitely tigre, it just oozes machismo !

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