If you ask people about the key things they cannot do without, clean air and fresh water are always at the top of their lists. It might shock some among us but in recent years, “internet access” has begun to appear as a close third or fourth, or fairly high up the pecking order. Yes, internet access. While many such surveys are conducted online where the post-internet generation forms a chunk of the respondents, the reality is that a lot of us now just cannot live without being constantly connected.

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