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    Mechagnome Fitzgerald77's Avatar
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    If all electronics died...

    So let's say that you wake up tomorrow and for reasons unknown every possible electronic device in the world dies and there would be no way to rectify this problem and we would basically be put back into an age where electronics and electricity did not exist yet. Do you think you would be able to put the way you live your life today behind you and survive without a phone, computer, radio, electricity, heat & air conditioning, cars, etc and have the will to not live with such things for the rest of your life? Would you embrace this change or would you just break down and go completely mental due to the loss of such things?

    Edit: Rofl! I am fully aware that electricity and electronics did not come into play in society until the time of the industrial reveloution... When I referred to the "stone age" I am merely exaggerating! It's just a saying! Yeesh Reworded my question to keep the trolls away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzgerald77 View Post
    So let's say that you wake up tomorrow and for reasons unknown every possible electronic device in the world dies and there would be no way to rectify this problem and we would basically be put back into the stone age. Do yo think you would be able to put the way we live our lives today behind you and survive without a phone, computer, radio, electricity, heat & air conditioning, etc and have the will to not live with such things for the rest of your life? Would you embrace this change or would you just break down and go completely mental due to the loss of such things?
    What says a lot of folks aren't already mental because of the electronics?

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    You mean this TV series that just premiered on Monday? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_(TV_series)

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    Assuming I survive the inevitable rioting and mass murder and general apocalypse...

    I could probably keep going. Just about. There'd be a hell of an adjustment period, but we wouldn't need all these electronic devices to distract us and keep us entertained: we'd keep busy from all the new work that'd need to be done. Farming, cooking, building maintenance, etc.

    But yeah, I'd probably die in the riots.

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    you know they didnt have electronics up into the industrial age, i doubt we would be in the stone age

    but for the actuall question: of course it would change a hell lot, i wouldnt like it, but i would not go mental about it... on the other hand people would go mental and raid stores and that would be an insane pain in the ass for the first weeks and utter chaos. but humanity will adapt

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    No, at least 95% of the world is dependant on electricity, it would take a long long time to get things back in order if at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhenaya View Post
    you know they didnt have electronics up into the industrial age, i doubt we would be in the stone age
    Yes, but I'm sure you get the idea :P
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    It would probably fit into the same category of the zombie apocalypse, which I'm already mostly prepared for. Would it suck? Yeah. Would I survive, and thrive? Definitely.

    I've already lived for over a month off the grid a number of times without any problems. It would probably be even easier to do with all of the supplies and tools and shelter available if such a thing happened.

    It would honestly, probably end up being a better world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veldrinal View Post
    You mean this TV series that just premiered on Monday? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_(TV_series)
    In a nutshell yes. The premise for that show seems to be pretty cool, and it's from J.J Abrams to boot... But I have lost all faith in networks such as NBC these days
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    It's really quite a ridiculous scenario, only slightly better than that utterly unscientific novel that was cited in Congress (One Second After).

    I enjoyed the booting up sequence at the end of the first episode though.

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    I don't think I could, as lame as it sounds.

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    I'd go insane in a week.

    It'd cause a lot of other problems too, considering how little money now is actual tangible currency, the numbers recorded on computers, it'd probably crash the world economy easily.

    I suspect mass anarchy, I might not even survive that week. XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by veldrinal View Post
    You mean this TV series that just premiered on Monday? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_(TV_series)
    You know it was a guy from MMO-Champ who wrote that. Pretty cool.
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    easily im used to living in the outback where we use bugger all electronic stuff

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    My internet went down for 7 days last week. I have seen a glimpse of a hell that can't be compared.

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    I think one of the bigger problems is that our entire economy is based on electronics, all our bank accounts are just numbers on a computer database. Suddenly money would be much more scarce . .

    Also most jobs would become redundant, most modern cars wouldnt work (pretty much all cars on the market rely on at least a minor amount of electronics - ignition switch what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    You know it was a guy from MMO-Champ who wrote that. Pretty cool.
    Really? Who was it?

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    Ugh, The television show revolution is just really bad "all electronics just died, we don't know why" - Righto great way to have a series things don't work cause i said so logic can go blow it out the airlock.

    The only thing that would cause electronics to stop functioning like that television show is somebody like a solar flare or gamma ray burst and 15 years later, EVERYONE WOULD STILL BE DEAD! ^_^

    I don't forsee anything like this even happening, Dinosaurs coming back to life is a better option.

    Maybe in the future power will cost so much because the demand for it will be so great that the poorest people can't power where they live, But that wont be a problem being as we'll over populate way before that.


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    I'm a software developer, so I guess I would be pretty screwed.

    That said, I'm fit and outdoorsy, so I'm sure I would survive just fine becoming a farmer or something.
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    While I'd be concerned about the loss of modern scientific endeavor and medicine, I have a running fantasy where I survive some technological apocalypse to go on to live a simple life in some idyllic location. Of course, the fantasy leaves out all of the difficult and frustrating stuff. And I'm definitely a consumer of modern convenience.

    Still, it would be nice to go back to having gaps in between the things that happen.

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