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January 31, 2013, 04:11:58 AM
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If in a dystopian future there was internet access in only one of the continents but you could still use phone to talk to anywhere, do you think would be possible to use the continent with internet access to maintain the network and use telephone calls to make transactions and see balances and/or request information that you would normally have access provided with internet access?
What role could phone play in such a dystopian future.

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January 31, 2013, 04:53:22 AM
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Why would this dystopia be foolish enough to allow phone calls to the "outside world".  I mean internet = communication.  Phone = communication.  It would be beyond pointless.

But to answer your question ... of course it could be used.  Doing it in a centralized manner would be trivially easy.  Before online banking there was phone banking.  With voice prompts and tone detection you can do just about anything over an "analog" phone.  Of course one could also use the phone as a modem to provide a "freedom dialup" link to the outside internet.

So for obvious reasons any nation which controlled the internet access to outside world would also control other forms of communication to the outside world also (sat, phone, even radio/tv broadcasts).
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January 31, 2013, 10:25:04 AM
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If in a dystopian future there was internet access in only one of the continents but you could still use phone to talk to anywhere, do you think would be possible to use the continent with internet access to maintain the network and use telephone calls to make transactions and see balances and/or request information that you would normally have access provided with internet access?
What role could phone play in such a dystopian future.

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January 31, 2013, 01:22:42 PM
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If in a dystopian future there was internet access in only one of the continents but you could still use phone to talk to anywhere, do you think would be possible to use the continent with internet access to maintain the network and use telephone calls to make transactions and see balances and/or request information that you would normally have access provided with internet access?
What role could phone play in such a dystopian future.

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But my iPhone doesn't fit in that thing  Grin
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January 31, 2013, 01:33:09 PM
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But my iPhone doesn't fit in that thing  Grin

Sure it will.



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