Have we become too reliant on modern technology? Could you survive without your cell phone or the Internet for a month,week, or even a day. What about TV, how long could you do without that? Any number of natural or man-made disasters could shutdown the power grid and communications. This would mean that we could be forced to live without the luxuries of Newsvine, Facebook,Twitter, and countless other social networking sites we have become accustom to along with any other thing that requires power and/or communications. Lets not forget the things we may actually may need. If communications are down this you would mean all the money you have in the bank that you normally access with a debit card is no longer accessable without physically going to the bank. What if travel was restricted? You might say "I can write a check". Well, you might be able to, but the store may not be able to process it since most checks are processed electronically. I have also noticed many stores simply shut down during the smallest power outage because their cash registers will not operate without power and/or communications. Where will you buy food and other needs? We have come far in the realm of modern technology but most of us have never been taught how to live without them. Most of us lack the basic skills of survival that were considered common place in the days of our grandparents and great grandparents. If we were faced with a disaster in the magnitude of the earthquake in Haiti, what would you do to see that you and you family had the necessities? Would you depend on FEMA to provide? I wouldn't if you value you life. Can you provide safe drinking water,shelter,food,fire,and security. If it was only for a day or two I'm sure most could. But, what if it was a week, two weeks, or more? Could you prioritise your needs? Some would most definitely freak out if they could not use their smart phone or laptop, but they could survive without these modern conveniences even though some may not think they could. What are your thoughts on this subject? Could you make it?
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