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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?

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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? >.>

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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

dirkpitt1
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well swift those places have backup generators that run on gas that wouldnt happen

daswiftarrow
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ya, but eventualy even those go out

dirkpitt1
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yeah but u figure that would be their first priority

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

dirkpitt1
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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

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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

dirkpitt1
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Well, and emp wouldnt take out the electricity for good would it now

WallyOhio
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We survived for at least 10,000 years without electricity...I think we would figure it out.

daswiftarrow
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well wallyphio, the sudden change would affect many that rely completely on electricity, and most are unhealthy, and arn't used to surviving without the luxurys the electricity gives, and just couldn't adapt

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Survival of the fittest...

Strategy_guy
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True we probably would go back to survival of the fittest but would we really have to? We could just go back to an age where electricity wasn't there. They still had cars without electricty. Hundreds would die becuase life-support and such things would go out and many medical practises would be non-existent but we would survive and reboot the electricity in a matter of days. So nucelar cores wouldn't overload.

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Well if electricty was gone this site would have never existed either would have TV or game consoles so it would make a big difference if electricty was gone.

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The first to be affected will be the hospitalized people and people who need electricity to live. Soon after, those who are too reliant on electricity will die off, the only ones who will be left are the survivors, and the people who have no direct use for electricity.

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