If you ever read a survival guide, you will likely come across the “Rule of Threes.” It says that on average, a human being can survive three minutes without oxygenated blood to the brain, three hours without shelter in harsh conditions, three days without water, and three weeks without food. To my knowledge, it has not yet been amended to explain how long one can live without a smartphone, but at least the list helps settle priorities. When your situation grows dire, you will know where to start if you hope to survive.
But are these all we need to truly survive? If all we have is water, food, and shelter, are we really surviving…?
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