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  1. #1 BLACKOUT 
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    A solar flare. A cosmic, planetary or geothermic anomaly of some sort. A giant E-bomb or a series of E-bombs strategically placed world wide.

    Whatever the cause - A blackout. A global blackout. Inductors, transistors, integrated circuits and vacuum tubes. All of it, toast.

    I am not going to ask what the world wide reaction would be to such an event or what steps would be taken by nations of great political and military power like the U.S., Russia, Great Britain, China or Japan. Nor am I inquiring as to whether society as a whole would break down into anarchy or would we all just come togather, hold hands and start singing 'Kumbaya My Lord'.

    No, my question is this: If there was an international blackout - what would "YOU" do? Where would you go? Would you go anywhere at all? What would be your gameplan?

    (Bare in mind that if there was a "global" blackout, for obvious reasons, it would most likely be an extensive amount of time before you knew about it)


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  3. #2 Honestly ? 
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    honestly ?

    I would probably murder, rape, steal, pillage....anything that i could do to survive.

    I'd also break into the nearest candle shop and sell them for £20 each.


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    You stole my answer....
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    Inductors and vacuum tubes, motors generators - none would be affected. Galium arsenide seimconductors are also immune, silicon only if it's relatively close, there's a lot of crap talked about EMP - lightning for example at 50 Metres away produces a stronger EMP than an EMP bomb 5 miles away - yet it is not the emp of lightning that destroys electronics [usually].

    What would I do - I guess I'd take up TV repair work...
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    if the world would be in chaos id take my chance to get what ever i want and do what ever i want, and of course try to convince people id be a great ruler and take over the planet XD
    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

    On the eighth day Zelos said: 'Let there be darkness,' and the light was never again seen.

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    so you are all just evil murderes waiting...waiting...
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    I live in Africa and know of quite a few places within a few huderd kilometers from where I live where I would be able to survive off the land (just barely though, but at least living). I'd probably head there and try to stay out of the way of the "crazed masses" (apparently including some members of this forum led by Leo for instance!) who will be breaking apart what's left of society!

    I hike in some mountains in the north of South Africa once a year for instance where there isn't any humans at all in an area of about 50 000 hectares (about 20 x 25km) and very few humans in the adjacent 200 000 hectares! This area has a constant supply of fresh water out of the mountains and bountiful wildlife which would be able to sustain quite a nice little human society for a very long time. There is currently not even a road through this place and you have to hike over difficult terrain for at least two days to get to the middle of this area!

    In short, if the global black-out happens, I think Africa would be a great place to be. Apart from the fact that there's so many open places, a large portion of our population is self sustaining farmers anyway and the blackpout would not disrupt their lives so severely and would therefore hopefully not cause such huge social unrest as in the rest of the world.

    In Europe and America I don't think you can say the same!
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    organize the people around me (period)
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    actually this happened in the NE US & Canada a couple years ago. for the most part few knew what happened or how far it extended. there was no panic that i know of, people walked home, some many miles (electric trans. down) and ate out of cans. heard nine months later a minor baby boom happened, but still no panic....
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