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Kuwait - World without Internet




(MENAFN - Arab Times)

Just imagine the present world without the Internet! Imagine
if the smartphones were no longer 'smart', which means there would be no
services like Google, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other apps that facilitate easy
communication. Imagine if all these technologies were nonexistent, and we were
all using the antique Nokia phones.

If this becomes a reality, the services offered by the
government will not be affected at all because they would still be analog and
manual. Even application forms would continue to go under the blows of a
typewriter, but when it comes to reading government's official statements, we
read it through the e-government portal. How comical is that?

The Internet has become a necessity in
the current world. It has made things easier to accomplish and facilitate easy
communication between people who are thousands of miles apart. This easy
communication can be fully appreciated by those who live far apart, and those
who used to endure international calls through government's switchboards or
using prepaid calling cards or sending audio cassettes and letters through
postal offices.

Imagine living a whole week without the Internet - no Google
Maps to assist you with finding locations, no e-payment services, no instant
news updates, and many other taxing activities which we currently take for
granted due to the Internet.

Interestingly, there are people who have forgotten the
existence of newspapers, and if the newspaper's box still stands outside the
house; in fact, there are those who cannot bet whether newspapers are still
published in paper or if people continue to subscribe to their favorite
newspapers.

Undoubtedly, the Internet is a blessing to mankind. The
Almighty Allah inspired creativity in intellectual people to come up with this
wonderful gift to humanity which keeps on becoming better and better with every
sunrise.

This invention has created massive wealth according to
magazines such as Forbes; therefore, it is imperative to motivate and support
scientific cadres to continue pursuing inventions which would better humanity,
as opposed to supporting things which are just accomplishments on paper but add
no value to the world or the human societies.

Twitter - @alzmi1969

By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

'People are more in need of knowledge
than food and drink. A man needs food and drinks once or twice a day — but
their need for knowledge equates every breath they take' – Arab Muslim jurist,
theologian and ascetic Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (780AD-855AD)

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