For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you’d expect.
The loss of connection may make people more social in specific situations, such as forcing co-workers to speak to each other rather than sending emails.
If every company turned off their computers for a few hours each month and made people do the tasks they postponed, there might be an overall productivity benefit.
“The world wouldn’t fall apart if we didn’t have access to the internet for a day, but for most people I think even one day without it would be terrifying.”