“You’ve been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.”


OK, it may seem strange to quote a Christmas flick right about now, but even in the middle of summer, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is still a classic. And more than that, it highlights a really interesting thought experiment: Imagining what the world would be like without you in it.


You may not have our own Clarence Odbody, AS2 (Angel Second Class) to help do so, but you do, of course, have your imagination! And so we want to know what you think the world would be like without you, the venerable IT pros of the world, the unsung heroes of modern business.


Using the comments field below, lay it on us! Tell us your imaginings of what the world would be like if everyone woke up one morning and all of a sudden there were no more IT pros. Would end user-induced IT anarchy ensue? Would datacenters catch fire? Would the world collapse into a dark, dystopian society where hoards of dirty, withering humans bow down before blue screens of death just to absorb a few rays of their faint, sad light? OK, unlikely, but you never know.


Share your thoughts with us by August 10, and we’ll give you 250 thwack points to ease the stress of imagining such a scary world.