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what if electricity was gone?

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Posted Apr 10, '08 at 4:53pm

daswiftarrow

daswiftarrow

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ok, so heres as idea, what if a terrorist came and shot a large emp into the atmosphere, and managed to knock out all electricity in the world, this may be possible, the 2003 incident when almost all of the north-east of America was knocked out for days was only cause by a simple tree leaning on a telephone wire, so it may not be too hard, would the modern american be able to survive in the technology dependant world we live in?

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:02pm

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

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We've become gradually dependent on energy, many would die.

Also, the 2003 incident was because along the north eastern edge of america is where the first construction began so other means of stronger tele-energy trasnport haven't been adopted.

Also, by EMP you mean an EMP wave that disturbs the correlation of energy? If thats true, then the new energy out would just rerout, because an EMP wave has to be targeted, and to create one that huge would take a junker-load of energy which couldn't be created.

Also, why a terrorist? >.>

-.-

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:06pm

daswiftarrow

daswiftarrow

937 posts

terrorist, i dont know, seemed most likely
emp, may be possible to reroute but may take a while, and we probably will be dead by then, atomic energy is kept in cooled water that is of course cooled by using electrical material, and if the water got too hot the atomic energy would eventualy explode, and the 32 factories around the world would leak lethal fumes, killing everything within miles

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:25pm

dirkpitt1

dirkpitt1

1,369 posts

well swift those places have backup generators that run on gas that wouldnt happen

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:27pm

daswiftarrow

daswiftarrow

937 posts

ya, but eventualy even those go out

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:27pm

dirkpitt1

dirkpitt1

1,369 posts

yeah but u figure that would be their first priority

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:33pm

daswiftarrow

daswiftarrow

937 posts

yes, but what if we just couldn't seem to get it

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:33pm

dirkpitt1

dirkpitt1

1,369 posts

well, i mean, as long as you have gas for it, the generator will keep working,and we have trillions of barrels of gas, and eventually we could just build solar panels in the desert

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:41pm

daswiftarrow

daswiftarrow

937 posts

yes, but for one thing the car transportation used to get it there probably wouldn't work anymore, and also it would be very expensive, for one thing gas already is expensive, and that would just shoot price up more, also if the train (or any other kind of transportation) were to run out of gas itself, then what? we couldn't use the gas it was transporting because we need it for the generators, and solar panels in the desert, solar energy is not strong enough to power an entire ecosystem of humans, solar powered cars don't go very fast, and not easy to build

 

Posted Apr 10, '08 at 5:46pm

dirkpitt1

dirkpitt1

1,369 posts

Well, and emp wouldnt take out the electricity for good would it now