UN: 1 in 3 People have Never Used the Internet

While most Americans have trouble remembering how they even got by before the Internet came along, apparently surviving without online access is possible. There are 2.9 billion people on Earth who could confirm that.

That’s how many people around the world have never even been on the Internet, according to the International Telecommunication Union, an agency run by the United Nations. The staggering number of apparent cave dwellers represents 37 percent of the global population or one out of every three people.

Despite the high number of unconnected people, the ITU reports usage has actually increased over the past two years, with the number of people who have been online rising from 4.1 billion in 2019 to 4.9 billion this year. That’s an increase of 17 percent.
How would your life be affected if the Internet suddenly went away?

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