We are so dependent upon our electronic devices. Some of our young people (and even adults) would love to have their devices permanently attached. It is crazy to think that we have become so addicted and dependent upon such things. If I was a teacher of the young people I would love to do an experiment; assign them to do a report with one requirement; it would be a report to be done without the use of the Internet. They would be required to find the information the old fashioned way, like going to the library and actually researching it out. It would be really interesting to see. I suppose I would see blank stares. Some would be shocked, "No Internet, how the ------?"
We are so overwhelmed by the information out there.And our smart phones are making us dumb.We no longer remember phone numbers or anything important for that matter. We rely heavily on our smart phones. On several occasions I have heard "I don't remember what it is called; but Google it and you will be able to find it." "Just Google it" is becoming a way of life. For example, When was the last time you cracked open a phone book to look for a phone number? Some of you are thinking, "Phone book?" Yes, phone book they still exist.
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I was reading an interesting article today (see the link below). It was about how It would take only a second for a nuclear bomb to be detonated high over the United States. It would send out an electromagnetic pulse that would render all our electronic gadgets useless. It would wipe out the infrastructure that we all depend upon. Many would be helpless. As a generation so dependent upon electricity and gadgets that do it all for us it would be devastating.
How self sufficient are you? Could you survive without a phone, the Internet, or electricity? In this situation we would be back to basic living in an instant. It could be months or years before power was restored. Can you cook without a microwave or stove? How would you keep warm in the winter without a furnace working? Do you have any skills to survive and are you teaching them to your children? What would you do in this situation? Don't think it can happen to you? check out a post from modern homesteaders A soldiers perspective.
The link to above mentioned article is below
blackout for the nation