As I uploaded some videos on YouTube earlier today, I thought about the magnificence that is the Internet, its structure, the pillars that hold it all up.
Large servers around the world always on, constantly running, handling millions of requests a second and needing to be super cooled.
Powerful undersea cables travelling across continents and carrying data, your data.
The interconnectivity and expanse around the earth that it covers.
Is it really infallible?
Is it foolproof?
How long can we keep it up?
In 2006, several powerful earthquakes hit Asia and knocked out the internet in some places.
Undersea cables connecting a network of countries had been affected by the earthquakes.
I have a few questions….
What happens when the biggest servers in the world are taken out and you can no longer talk to that person in another country?
What happens when Google no longer functions?
What happens when you can no longer access or read your mails?
What happens when the castle you have built online (social media) dissappears in a day?
What happens when all the online friends and followers that make up you feel important and a celebrity dissapear in a whim and without trace?
Would you have a life…
A real life…
Think about this.
As much as you build on here, take really seriously things that are off here like your faith, family and friends, relationships…
Build as much as you can, reach millions around the world, but know these would not be forever.
No, it would not.