“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a brick when it stops working.”
– Arthur C Clarke, while kicking his computer. *
(As Abraham Lincoln said, “94% of quotations on the internet are made up.”)*
For all the tech-philia that’s around, with job ads now declaring searches for “digital natives” (i.e., an ageism code word), I admit there are times when I muse that we could clear out an awful lot of that bigotry if we got a cyber attack taking down the power grid for a couple of weeks.
Lights Out! The Chaos When Our Grid Goes Down | Bill Whittle. A short video about different threats to the electric grid.
Could You Survive? A fictional depiction of what might happen in the UK if the grid went down from a cyberattack.
Could You Survive 2? And one if a cyberattack took down the grid in the US.
Could You Survive 3? Understand the EMP threat. One nuclear bomb – ONE! – detonated at 100-120 miles above the US could send us back to the 18th century.
* Thanks Elm!