What if? – The internet goes down

With an increasing number of folks using technology for communication during the outbreak of the Coronavirus, I’m sure the internet is being tested with peak usage. As I plan lessons for my students to receive online, I’ve noticed the time it’s taking to load each page is a bit slow. I’m assuming that internet usage is at an all time high.

My “what if” question is, “What will happen if the internet crashes during this pandemic crisis?” We as a society have become so dependent on it for all forms of communication and entertainment, I shutter at the thought of what effect that might have. Without knowing a lot about the inner workings of how the internet works, I’m just saying it’s going to be tested as never before.

The same goes for telephone networks as well. I know during the 9-11 crisis, it reached points at which people in that area couldn’t get calls to go through. While that’s been nearly twenty years ago and I’m sure a lot of advancements have been made, I would still think the number of people using cellphone technology is at an all-time high.

Just some random thoughts on this day and hoping it certainly doesn’t come to pass.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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