Yesterday, for several hours, internet access went out, all over southern B.C.
I did the usual diagnostics, wondering if my machine had glitched, then the router, then the modem...
A call to my provider showed they were inundated with calls.
A call to an off-island friend confirmed she had access.
Then she called back, after actually checking what she had initially assumed, and said she hadn't.
I remembered reading, earlier that day, of current solar storms bigger than the Earth...
Leaving me with the thought: "What if it never came back, ever, again?"
I have a life where, apart from habitual preferences, and accustomed ways of operating, it really wouldn't affect me, or my wife, very much.
But could that be said of the larger population?
How would this scenario affect you?