A major solar flare would knock out communications and a lot of computer equipment.
If you can't communicate so easily then you can't so easily lie, spam, troll, pirate, steal,
People would have to go back to to earlier pre-computer days to get things done.
And this would mean a lot of re-training as many have no clue as to what earlier ways of doing is.
It would change the human created abstract economy dramatically. Probnably even bring about a greater level of bartering for products and services, considering bank need computers today to operate.
Such a dramatic change would cause a lot of pressure and stress on people such that people would be forced to drop the everyday bull shit they are so used to dishing out and dealing with.
All a matter of trying to maintain a standard of survival living with a lot less to do so.
Of course there is a bad side too. As those who have learned to lie, cheat, steal and kill as their main way of life would go into hyper mode.
Its the way of change. Changes in the environment do not care about mans abstractions, has no way of even knowing about such things, only knows the physical world of movement and the laws of the physical world, like how for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Man, on the other hand, has some power to manipulate physical reality via abstract communication directing physical hands on manipulation of the physical world.
But is this enough? It is enough to survive?
Lets add on to this more natural desasters of major scale.
Without communication, help will not arrive, as how would help know to?
Of course famine and disease would spread due to no help arriving.
This could play out even further, but the important thing here is how much we rely on electronic technology and how much we can suffer physically in exchange for removal of the abstract suffering we have due to technology.
Odd, I find myself wanting such a thing to happen. Not because I'm a mean person, but because I'm just damn tired of dealing with this world of bull shit.
I am not alone either!!!
april 18th 2010 - 78% of Americans don't trust the government
a day later
april 19th 2010 - 80% of Americans don't trust the government
This is not the first time this has happened as the Declaration of Independence documents this sort of distrust of government. Only now there is no were to go, there is no land to go to and over run it's native people.
But government is people.
Enough people with enough hope and it will happen.
Or don't you yet believe?