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A Week With No WIFI

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Recently, the citizens of Iran suffered from a nearly seven-day long blackout that stripped most of the country of their access to the Internet. 

It was a shock for many of the citizens, as Internet usage for information, communication, and commerce has become a regular part of many people’s lives.

Even after the end of the blackout, Iranians have very little access to the online world, world news, and relationships outside of the country. 

“While these conditions are certainly livable, it’s not comfortable. Like, living without technology has been done before, but it would be rough today,” stated WJPS junior Julia Aiello.

Mr. Myrtil, WJPS technology specialist, said, “Could I live without technology? Well, I mean I definitely could because, I mean, I did for years. But, could I live without it today? That’s different. It would be really difficult because one: almost everything in my house is ‘smart’ and I’m so used to constantly using them. Two: most of what I use tech for is to keep track of my 13 year-old daughter, and I would seriously worry about her a lot without it.”


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