On July 30, 2012, the world’s biggest blackout took place in India when three major power grids collapsed. To learn more about the story, visit: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57483166/india-blackout-worsens-620m-in-dark/
How do you think you would survive a power blackout? The goal of this exercise is to give up some form of technology during this week. Do NOT rely on reflections from the past as memories can be imperfect and subject to bias.
Respond to the following questions in 2-3 paragraphs:
- What technologies were you aware of using that past generations did not have? How do these technologies impact your life?
- What technologies did you give up during your blackout?
- What did you miss the most and why?
- How did the absence of these devices impact you in the home, workplace and other areas of your life?