Ed-vise: Internet

A frosted windshield GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, frost on the windshield so I get to watch the defrost melt it away. Kinda like watching grass grow only quicker!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Another great thing about listening to podcasts is the scenarios that come up for What Would You Do Wednesdays.

Here’s one for you: What Would You Do if the internet went down?

Seems like an easy one. I’d get things done…maybe. Go exercise, talk to the family, read a book, go for a drive. All things peaceful and some, relatively fun.

At least here in Good Ol’ ‘Murica.

For those of you that may not know, Iran is the middle of some major, violent protests. To maintain control (or at least attempt to), the government turns off the internet. It allows the government to control the narrative about what is happening. It also allows them control.

The problem: All government functions in Iran, as in ‘Murica, run on the internet. Banking runs on the internet. Because of the pandemic, the acquisition of food from the supermarket in Iran requires the internet (they use Doordash A LOT!).

Power grid runs on the internet. Hospitals use the internet a lot. If you recall a couple years ago someone hacked into the fuel distribution network back east and held it hostage for a while. That took the internet.

We take for granted the number of things that need the internet to function. This blog, the source of Truth, Justice, and the ‘Murican way…you guessed it…needs the internet. Our judicial system needs the internet. Ever go to Fred Meyers and they tell you “the system is down.” Yup, that’s the internet.

Internet shut down for a day of detox. That’s cool. On an individual level. Internet down for days on a mass level, that starts to become a problem. Becoming a major problem when it starts shutting down the financial sectors and fuel systems.

And yet NOBODY is that potential problem.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a person walking with a basketball in an airport is…TRAVELLING! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH…TWEET!


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