If these people didn’t have their cell phones in an emergency, they would not be able to contact the people they would need.
It’s very possible that you have your husband’s number memorized.
The overuse of the Internet has made it so that people do not have to go to retail outlets.
The use of transportation other than walking a cycling has led to homes being further away from work so that people are forced to use cars or public transport.
Now I notice how dependant we are on technology on a daily basis.
I saw an episode of South Park a few years ago where the Internet goes down.
Women are able to work, partially because of the women’s rights movement, and partially because of technology.
If it were not for technology, then at least one person would have to stay home to help care for the kids and fix the house, but now we may have a washing machine do all the work so that someone doesn’t have to spend hours hand washing, and a TV and games console means kids do not need watching because they can entertain themselves.
It exaggerated the point for comic effect, but the fact that people couldn’t find out why the Internet went down because they get their news from the Internet was a very good point.
People use their phone and the Internet these days for everything from paying their bills to finding the nearest gas station.