By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 31 Jan 2019 • 16:31
MODERN LIFE: Internet 24/7
IN The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy the world’s entire computing power was harnessed to discover the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything.
The answer was 42.
At our current stage of Internet development, the answer to whether the web is changing Life, the Universe and Everything is 01111001 01100101 01110011. That’s Yes in binary, as if you didn’t know…
What we do know about the internet is that we don’t know where it’s going. Or as the script had it in one of the irrepressible Goon Shows of the 1950s, we know a little about how little we know about the little there is to know.
That shouldn’t stop us from pontificating. So try some of these off-the-shelf internet predictions the next time you want to wow them at a dinner party:
On second thoughts scratch that last prediction; it’s already here. Want to argue about it?
AS the internet grows and grows and grows, so will the number of addicts. But how do you know you’re an internet junkie?
You wake up at 3am for a pit-stop and check your e-mail on the way back to bed. You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.
The Wi-Fi goes down and you get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
You check your mail. It says ‘No new messages’ so you check it again.
All your friends have an @ in their names. You don’t know what sex three of your closest friends are, because they have neutral nicknames and you’ve never actually met.
Your cat has its own home page.
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