6 Reasons Why The Internet Will Crash Like 1929
The Internet Will Crash Without Notice!
4 billion people are not online, and consumers are only 10 percent of online sales, so who or what is to blame why the Internet will crash?
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Most Internet users don’t realize they are the smallest share of the eCommerce pie.
Consumers account for ten percent because they only want certain basic things, such as price, convenience, speed and honest customer service.
That also makes consumers the most inconsistent and the hardest to sell to.
Businesses must ensure that you have something that they want—or at least you have it cheaper than the competitor, if you want to attract consumers to your eBusiness.
Consumers expect more out of the Internet.
They want it cheaper, faster, or they want something special with it.
The Internet innovated something new and exciting that the general public wants and it has taken eCommerce to the next level.
In contrast, Business to Business ( B2B) is the supply chain management that basically coordinates material, information, and finances between and among supply chain partners.
The explosion of the Internet allowed worldwide companies to combine their internal systems with its suppliers, partners, and customers.
The B2B system is supposed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in supply chain management by making companies integrate systems they share with other organizations.
With the help of the Internet, corporations can disseminate information between companies and partners to cut costs and overhead.
It all sounds great, right?
Integrating systems with other organizations is one of the reasons why the Internet will crash.
It’s a real possibility because other great events have been predicted.
For example, these statements out of the mouth of a mysterious babe about future events are exactly correct.
In the future, computers will shop for us. You will log into a virtual supermarket and order food, they will send it to you the next day. School will change too. You could have school at home and fax your homework in, but you won’t make any friends that way. We will have to make friends on the Internet. Libraries will still be there, but not many people will visit them anymore and they will be knocked down. —Nicholas Phibbs, age 12, Surrey, UKThe Science Of Future Technology
I have no idea when this quote was spoken, but you can log into your virtual Amazon supermarket and order food, and they send it to you the next day!
School has changed due to the coronavirus aka COVID-19 (Certificate of Vaccination Identification – AI) homeschooling, paperless society.
And, you’re forced to make artificial friends on the Internet.
Is The Explosion Of eCommerce Déjà vu Of The Great Crash?
eCommerce is still young, and the future looks nothing but bright for companies that decide to do business online.
So, business professionals are asking, “How can I get a piece of the action?”
Investors and financial speculators were asking the same question before The Stock Market Crash of 1929.
Think about all the eCommerce sites you routinely visit—were they all well-known companies before the Internet?
If you frequent sites like Amazon.com, eBay.com, or Walmart.com, then you see the power of the Internet.
Other forward-thinking business professionals and customers see the power of the Internet, too.
And, that is why it is becoming more and more powerful and vulnerable.
Their objective is to offer everything on the World Wide Web.
That is why, customers are drawn to the “web” or “net”.
This, in turn, brings more businesses to the web in search of customers, which brings more customers.
Just like The Great Crash, eCommerce and online selling has become intensified.
It’s reported that “everyone was in the market”, but there were probably only 10 percent.
By contrast, the whole Internet needs to crash only one day for consumers, businesses and EVERYONE else to bottom out!
5 More Reasons The Internet Will Crash Like 1929
Some believe the Internet CAN’T crash because it is comprised of independent networks controlled and maintained by different “governments”.
They contend if a certain number of major networks go down, i.e. social media, financial and government sites, the whole system will remain available.
I guess that premise is based on this example:
Major websites including GOV.UK and Amazon return after ‘wider internet outage’
I’m not an IT grad, but I realize the Internet is fragile to targeted attacks.
The fact that B2B corporations, and governments etc. use the same basic Internet blueprint means they are following each other by creating a redundant, vulnerable system.
Yet, even though their system is independent and self-controlled, they could ALL be crashed systematically by these reasons as well.
Government Kill Switch
Governments can and will shut down the Internet.
The Internet is a global network that comprise many interconnected autonomous networks.
It operates without a central governing body.
An Internet kill switch is a countermeasure concept of activating a single shut off mechanism for all Internet traffic.
The concept behind having a kill switch is based on creating a single point of control for a single authority to shut down the Internet.
Even though you pay for Internet service, your government can prevent you from accessing certain pages or block access.
Case In Point: 2021 Myanmar Protests
In response to the growing protest movement, the military leaders of the coup enacted a number of countermeasures.
- Internet and social media blackouts
A media blackout is pursuit of arrests and criminal sentences against protesters, the spread of disinformation, political overtures to competing political parties to participate in the self-appointed State Administration Council (to replace the elected government body), deployment of pro-military protesters and instigators, and the violent use of force to suppress protests.
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a short burst of electromagnetic energy.
Such a pulse’s origin may be a natural occurrence or human-made and can occur as a radiated, electric, or magnetic field or a conducted electric current, depending on the source.
EMP interference is generally disruptive or damaging to electronic equipment.
And at higher energy levels, a powerful EMP event such as a lightning strike can damage physical objects.
In terms of the Internet crashing, weapons have been developed to deliver the damaging effects of a high-energy EMP.
According to research from the United States Department of Homeland Security, EMP weapons have the potential to disrupt unprotected critical infrastructure within the United States, and could impact millions over large parts of the country.
There is concern about the EMP threat, but no accurate prediction on how many people will face massive damages from this attack.
According to research from Martin and Mathew Weiss, of the scenarios that might lead to electrical network collapse, EMP has received the widest public attention.
The threat possibility of an EMP attack has grown more as a possibility than it did in the past, when it was not seen as an incoming threat to the United States.
Massive Internet Outage
An Internet outage or Internet blackout is the complete or partial failure of Internet services.
It can occur due to censorship, cyberattacks, disasters, police or security services, actions or errors.
For example, disruptions of submarine communication cables may cause blackouts to large areas.
Countries with a less developed Internet infrastructure are more vulnerable due to small numbers of high-capacity links.
Every business and nation need qualified help to maintain servers, troubleshoot for employee’s help desk, and protect the network equipment.
However, some of these current or former employees, contractors, or business partners could commit IT sabotage.
They could intentionally exceed or misuse an authorized level of access to networks, systems, or data with the intention of harming a specific individual, the organization, or the organization’s data, systems, and/or daily business operations.
Companies rely on these professionals, therefore, IT sabotage could cause hundreds of websites and services to be unavailable for hours, days or weeks.
Network Denial Of Service Cyberattacks
Cyberattacks can do more than cause problems for a network, it can overwhelm a company’s network with so many requests the servers stop working such as what happened here.
[As of 6/17/21, that link has an Error 503 Service Unavailable code!]
This type of attack disabled these websites for a short period.
Think of hundreds or thousands of these major sites being hit with denial of service cyberattacks simultaneously.
A single hacker can crash a nation’s network with tens of thousands of denial of service attacks.
The moral of this post is: As a consumer or small business, you should not rely on the Internet for all of your shopping, banking, schooling, income, etc.
If hindsight is 20/20, the Internet will crash without warning and consumers and businesses will be wondering what caused it.
There may not be a single cause for it.
But, there will be a peak of B2B Internet users rushing to get a piece of the action (customers), which will contribute to the whole Internet crash.
Another Good Read: HOW TO GET INTERNET FOR $10 PER MONTH AND A CHEAP COMPUTER