Dependency on Internet in Santiago

For the last few days the internet was off in my apartment building, which is the reason for 10 posts today, but also a realization of how much we are depended on internet connection.

This is my current position compare to rest of the world.

Internet is the only way for people in Santiago to know about what is happening in the world.
Internet is the only way for people in Santiago to know about what is happening in the world.

If internet does not work in Santiago, I and rest of us have no clue what is happening in rest of the world. I feel sometimes it is a good thing, with the things were lately going in the world, but for example:

I wanted to watched the VP debate between Pence and Kaine this week, but I could not. I wanted to do my homework, I could not. You can not respond to e-mails, Skype with family or to check news. I know this happens a lot in U.S., but here in Santiago, TVs are not everywhere and basically all news are Chilean, unless something really tragic or important happens, like the Presidential Election in U.S. It is very weird and unusual feeling of not knowing what rest of the world is doing.

People in Chile say, that if people in Santiago know what is happening then everybody else knows. Because Santiago is so south compare to the rest of the world that they are most of the times the last people to know about it.

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