The number of internet users has sky rocketed to 2.3 billion globally.
With about 300 million sites added this year the total number of websites on the net has reached the 550 million mark. Now, for a moment let us imagine a world without internet and look at the numbers involved.
In such a scenario people would have to buy encyclopedias worth $1200 while that of the online resource is $0. e-mails would be replaced by postal mails and that would result in postal revenue zooming by $6.3 trillion.
All internet based jobs would go bust costing the G-20 nations a annual revenue of 2.3 trillion. Social networking will be reduced to zero, and revolutions such as the Egyptian one would take longer to kick off.
The world would be different and a lot more difficult without internet.