No, it is not the title of a Hitchock movie. Not a new pop song either. I am talking here about one of those fears of mine, an anxiety that was not with me while I was growing up. As a child, my fears would resume in ghosts and leprechauns. But now, as an adult, I worry about losing something that I am so used to and that, by the way, I am totally in love with. The fear of losing a tool, an instrument, a communication channel.
How would the world change without internet? Could its disappearing be compared to the books burning that we have seen in the past? Are we ready to continue our lives without internet?
My main fear refers to the lose of information. I don't believe there are enough backups in the world to keep all the data that we can reach thanks to the internet . Also, the communication process could be affected; so many people are using internet as their main channel for exchanging ideas. Economy would also feel that lost... a world without adds?
Just think about it. I know it sounds extreme and apocalyptical, but I think it is a possibility. As Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins may then repeat, the end is the beginning is the end.
*webcomic source: http://xkcd.com/