Are we that dependent on electricity?

So after reading Watts‘¬†extract on the technological age we live in, implying and stating just how dependent we are on electricity, it got me thinking a bit. Aside from the irony of a person named Watts writing about necessity and essentially a weakness of humanity when it comes to electricity consumption, what he mentions is quite true.

We rely on electricity more and more as technology advance further and further. In my opinion I too believe one of humanity’s weaker traits is that we rely on electricity and technology too much, so much we’ve probably already begun to forget our basic instincts as a species, furthermore we’re relying so much on things that the majority of us barely understand. So if the power is out, we in a sense become helpless until someone with expertise fixes it.

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