Discussion Paper: Without Electricity!
In our modern society where all aspects of our lives are almost totally dependent upon electricity, after being exposed to electricity for the first 14 years of my life I don’t think I could go back. If you walk into your house today, you press a button on the remote control and you expect the TV to come on. There are many things you depend on electricity to do each day. How do you get by without electricity? Everything from telephone and telecommunication systems to water and sewage treatment plants and from our transportation systems of ships, railroads, trucks and aircraft, to refineries, factories, food processing plants and high rise buildings will not work without electricity. No more light, heat, TV, Internet, computers, and music.
Today when you flick a switch, and you expect a light to come on. Just imagine living without electricity, everyday just for light after the sun goes down you would have to use candles and lanterns. You would barley have enough light to even fill a whole room, or even a corridor. You would have to take your lantern with you everywhere you go just to see a couple feet in front of you. Going to school on a cloudy day would be horrific, considering you wouldn’t be able to see anything, in the classroom
All places in Canada today must have heating, In Mississauga, the climate is so extreme during the winter months that without the electricity the heating will not work, and the heater also will not work. People would freeze to death. The only way to get heat is through a fire. Every night to stay warm a fire would need to be started; to do this one would also have to collect fire wood everyday. With everyone collecting wood the trees would be scarce, and the air would be filled with carbon dioxide.
Television is one of my favorite activities to pass time. I would probably miss the tube the most other than heat and l