Top 10 Things Without Which We'd Go Back to Stone Age

The Top Ten


I think humans have created something so powerful, that if it was taken away, chaos would break loose. - RalphBob

Can't live properly without this - zxm

Sorry, @zxm. You do realize humans have withstood many centuries before the 20th century to the 21st century WITHOUT ELECTRICITY. I thought this list would be more deep and well-thought out, but this is just really disappointing. I'm sorry, but this list needs better items. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

First, thanks ModernSpongeBobSucks. You were the first TopTenner who wasn't rude.

I've got explanations for all the comments. In modern world we are very much dependent on these things. Think about stone age. People of that time used to hunt and farm (some researchers say they used to farm). If all these things of this list are cut off. Even for one day. Then we'll be like those people. We haven't got anything to do. Like I said we are very dependent on these things. Also these are the most essential things of today. Without these we have hunt animals and start to farming. So that's why I said we would go back to stone age. This doesn't mean we would go back to stone age. We haven't got time machine to go. This only means that we'll be like those people. - zxm

Come on guys this thing is necessary.You can't do anything without it.I didn't add other items on this list as much serious as this.Because it's very essential.This shouldn't get downvote. - zxm


Hardly. Got along just fine without it for over 6,000 years. Our foolish dependency upon digitized systems, however, just might be our downfall.

No one needs Internet. - Mewtwo_


Definitely. Without a 50 inch or so box of glass, wires and plasma that can play shows, our generation would eventually rot into living hell. <sarcasm> - Swellow

Mobile Phone

You're so right! A mere 25 years ago, mankind was still groping through the murk of the Neolithic. Many on this site still are.


Honestly, most of these items on this list wouldn't have much effect for us to revert back to the stone age. Now where's my hefty dose of stale memes - RedAce66

Water Engine

What, pray tell, is a "water engine? "


Once again, you're really scraping the bottom of the idea barrel. - Swellow


That's it, I'm done with this list. - Swellow

The Contenders

Video Games

Wow. Civilization would just crumble without video games, anime, Disney, metal, hip-hop/rap, and celebrity fixations? If obsession with these "indispensable" diversions disappeared tomorrow, the average IQ would increase by 15 points within a generation.

No wonder why I retired from this site. These lists are really going downhill.

"We'd go back to the stone age without video gaming! "

Look, as much as I love playing Pokémon, I can live without it. I can live without music, and I could live without mocking the media. People these days have too much time on their hands. - Swellow

Rock Music

Thought "rock" music was all they had in the Stone Age, aside from the occasional trumpeting mastodon.

But we had rock music back then, the best rock band back then was the Neanderthals. - Skullkid755

Modern Medicine

This is one of the reason why life expectancy in prehistoric age so low: minor, but incurable disease

This WOULD, or at least to the Renaissance era. And in fact as more germs are getting medicine resistant this might happen sooner than we think... think of high childhood deaths and people living to like 40 or so again on average.


The band, or the movie?


Since anime is a quantum leap backward in both animation and entertainment value, not sure what your point might be.

I like anime but we don't go back to Stone Age without it. - Tia-Harribel


No, buildings were made in the Stone Age, there is a site of a permanent camp in France that was from early Homo sapiens or late Homo erectus.
Also people built Jericho nearly 12,000 years ago, in the late Stone Age.

Finally, a good item. Buildings placed on settlements helped lower nomadic lifestyles and popularized agriculture. - Swellow

To be honest, without buildings, we can't have proper settlements and we would have to go back to being nomadic. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This is probably the only good item on the list. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Poor Neanderthal had nothing for the bottom of his birdasaurus cage.

Shopping Mall

Yup. It was shopping malls that brought humanity out of the Stone Age. Had nothing to do with the smelting of copper, then bronze, then iron. Yup. Stone Age ended in the late 20th century, a little bit prior to the end of rational thought.

Perfect comment. These guys should stop making lists for a minute and learn some history. - Billyv

How many girly girls voted this...-_-

i'm finding you...


I would say I would have agreed with this at first, but for flips sake, there was clothing during the era. Our ancestors managed to wear nothing but loincloth with no problems. Next time, use your brain. - Swellow

Heavy Metal Music

Metal IS a return to the Stone Age.


METAL music began in the BRONZE age...
while heavy metal began in the IRON AGE...
get it?


Nope, metal didn't bring us out of the stone age. A mixture of water, sugars, sweeteners and other chemicals did...
Not. - Swellow

Pop Music
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