Originally Posted by SgtSpike
Originally Posted by Evermind
Assuming that the wave is only big enough to knock out all electronics indefinitely, to say it would be the end of the world is still a bit of an overstatement. There are people to this day that live without electricity. It might be the end of the modern technological world, but I doubt it will be the end of humanity.
And I'd even argue that humans would find a way to be back up and running within 5 years of such an event. People have some electronics stored in such a way that NO amount of electromagnectic waves could destroy it, and inevitably, such electronics would be used to create new electronics to continue our electronic reliance.
Our electrical network is fairly simple to recreate as well.
Yeah, they are called blue prints with formulas and schematics on how create technology...
The real problem is the amount of resources it would take to recreate the internet & all those computers & satellites that would get fried..
We discussed all of this in another thread, this is pretty much a repost btw...
Originally Posted by Nemesis158
just because CMEs are possible doesnt mean they will ever hit us directly. i mean what are the odds of that happening? 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000?
Sure there are a lot of directions that a CME can shoot outwards towards, however, I don't think you are stopping to consider the size of the Earth and how many storms transpire and how often..
Given the # of Storms and the frequency, I'd dare say that estimate is way off...Edited by _GTech - 3/29/12 at 3:20pm