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What if the world was blasted with EMP blast?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NoAmmoSrry, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. NoAmmoSrry

    NoAmmoSrry

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    EMP's in simple terms make all electronic devises stop working.
    A good show to watch about what would happen would be Jericho.

    What you guys think would the world do if all electronic devises were to stop working.
     
  2. Vampiro320

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    I think i would be dead.
    Just kidding, I would spend WAY more time around with my friends, and we would start using swords and armor again. It would be harder to make some foods, and all the fat Americans would have to start working out because we no longer have cars, HAHAHAHA! I think it would be a lot of fun, though all my online homeys would be gone, and i would definitely suffer a loss for them all.
     
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    Mass suicides, mostly fat people that play WoW all day, and people that live 20+ miles from there job and cant move a bike, far less mount it. I think many modders would die, and Bill Gates would blow up his mansion and take out a small city. The USA would finally notice how bad their media is, and mexicans would be able to cross the border en mass becuase there would be no more gaurds, they'd be trying to fix the TV. Africans would take over the world, since they don't have much technolgy, they wouldn't notice, therfore they could mobilize ships and float over to the us, well they are still trying to fix their TV's and getting WoW back online. [/rant]
     
  4. Vampiro320

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    I'd party, no more nuclear bombs!
     
  5. NoAmmoSrry

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    Why would mexicans cross the border if all countries would be equal, no techonology means everyone starts from square one? Lol.
     
  6. TheDivineBoss

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    Does 'rape, pillage, plunder and items' ring a bell?

    Edit: Mostly the electronic hungry people would scream and die, like fat Americans at the drive-in.
     
  7. raid1000

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    simply we would reges back into the medieval age :p
     
  8. Kwaliti

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    Considering the fact that nowadays most people know to work with electronics, the first thing that would happen is creating makeshift electronics and slowly reconstruct the entire infrastructure, starting from the most important ones, like the radio, and then moving on to the less important ones, like MP3 players. My bet is that the complete recovery process, if nothing interrupts it, would roughly last for about 10 years.
     
  9. Mulgrim

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    rofl
     
  10. Wraithling

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    Well then I don't think I'll spend my free time at home.
     
  11. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    A better thread title would have been ''A world with no electrical devices or technology''. EMP blasts aren't the only thing to actually mess with these things, and they're not all that common.

    In any case, kawliti is probably right: if people actually get organized, the whole thing could be remade in a matter of years. The problem though, is the initial shock of losing all of it. People might panic, some people might decide to live differently, might be a war or two, etc... This part is a lot less predictable. Besides, a good part of the world doesn't use this technology, so they'd be fine.
     
  12. Revolve

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    It'd be.... Awsome :D
    No more fat people
    No more computer
    No more phone calls
    Nooooo more text messages?
    No more TV??
    No more refrigerators :O:O
    No more Mcdonals?!
    NO MORE WARCRAFT /CRY

    OH no! Who invented the EMP ;o
    Please god, don't let this ever happen.
    Peace out
     
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    No.
    EMP burn out all eletronic device it doesn't erase knowledge.
    EMP doesn't affect guns either so no sword no armor.
    Guns and ammo could still be crafted but not industrialy produced.

    Also it's not because there was an EMP blast that everyone would go on amok.
    Most likely a recon phase (what's work what doesn't) and recycling, rebuilding phase.
     
  16. NoAmmoSrry

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    All the religious freaks would probably be flippin out.
     
  17. TheDivineBoss

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    If it weren't for religion, we would be already colonizing outside the Sol system.
     
  18. Hakeem

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    The people who would rub in how much they were right about one thing or another would be the worst part.
     
  19. Teh_Ephy

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    I thought that EMPs only disrupted power supplies, or electronics that were actually on. Also, it's possible for electronics to be shielded against EMPs.
     
  20. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

    WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    This is a boring hypothetical situation.

    Better one: massive solar flare hits. Not enough to burn everything to crisp, but still pretty close.