When I was in India and Peru for study abroad programs a few years back, my classmates and I were faced with this "dilemma." Here's what we did: lived our lives outside of the bubble of technology. It was actually really liberating to not have people always know where you are, to always have to respond to texts, to live in some semblance of oblivion from breaking news and popular trends and music. We set places and times to meet, and then we met. We found shit to do outside, and we did it. We talked, we played music, we drank.
I vowed when I came back the the US each time that I would try to live more like that, and I failed each time. The bubble sucks me back in every time.
This thread is pathetic. As much as I love TV, internet, etc... people need to realize that civilizations survived just fine for a LONG time without them... and something like this happening is a very real possibility so be prepared
that's because they needed to do things like hunt food and build cabins in the winter and travel 3 days to town on horseback to deliver letters