The World of Tomorrow (If The Internet Disappeared Today)

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It’s the not-to-distant future. They’ve turned off the Internet. After the riots have settled down and the withdrawal symptoms have faded, how would you cope?

We asked you to Photoshop what life would be like in an Internet-addicted society learning to cope without it, and offered $50 to the winner. That winner is below, but first, the runners-up:


by billispimp


by dagur


by SkyPork


by skubasteevo


by lokimotive


by jonhapimp


by RexLess


by pablosanchez


by TFindlay


by Lagomorph


by SamLowery


by kaine48


by AceJustice


by A_Beaux


by kirbman16


by Doomsday-device


by Rohan Ramakrishnan


by BackOff!


by Doomsday-device

And the winner is …

by BRWombat

58 thoughts on “The World of Tomorrow (If The Internet Disappeared Today)

  1. M Wms

    If #1 is really about pop-ups thrown in your face, the people who got it must not have Firefox. I can’t remember the last time I had a pop-up.

  2. April

    I don’t know anyone who gets pop ups anymore, this isn’t really an issue or people now, though I understand it is a staple considering it has been an issue for most of the life of our internet. Considering it isn’t really an issue anymore, it doesn’t make it near as funny as the ones above it that should have come first……and the photo itself doesn’t make a lot of sense either….diminishing it’s humor even more. The ones that should have come before it (WITH NO PARTICULAR ORDER INTENDED) #17, #14, and #10.

  3. Brad Tanner

    #1 is funny because it is what is called a Rick Roll–see also Rick Rolling, Rick Roll’d, or Rick Rolled.

    Although it wasn’t the first appearance, it was popularized on April Fools day 2008 when all featured videos on YouTube linked to a video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”.

    You think your going to see some video, but instead you get Rick Astley.

    #1 is funny because there you are going to the door, thinking you’re going to see your grandma or the Mormons and instead you get Rick.

    Ha Ha! Analog Rick Roll.

    This unnecessary explanation was brought to you by:
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  4. Dar McWheeler

    you morons.

    #1 is this:

    Ding-dong (you’ve got mail)

    I wonder what who it is dear?

    Hey it’s someone filling my f#[email protected] email box with RickRoll videos(or other inane bullshit) it could have been a chain letter or that audio clip of the telemarketer calling the “crime scene”.

    Fcuking dipshits. Y’all fail.

  5. POrky~FatBuTTs

    We would probably go back to the times before the modern internet, maybe BBS's and modems? Buying magazines with CDs in them for programs. Alot of trading offline of media files and I'm sure everyone would have some sort of HTPC for recording and archiving of TV Media. I can picture massive pirating at the local level, for sale ads for 1tb drives filled with all sorts of audio and video media. Newspapers would make a big comeback I'm sure.

    Now I know I'm addicted to internetz. I got every one of those memes.

  6. jkm1404

    you are a god damn retard. the person is being rick rolled. and since links don't exist, they have a tv and vcr on a cart. jesus. fuck off.

  7. Devin

    “We asked you to Photoshop what life would be like in an Internet-addicted society learning to cope without it, and offered $50 to the winner.”
    and apparently almost all of your contributors like a lot. the winning picture is from… so are you gonna give them $50?

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