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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

If aliens showed up in the sky and sent an EMP that wiped out all electronics on earth, then waited. How would humankind look in..?

..7 days? 

..30 days? 

..1 year? 

..5 years? 

 

Most thoughtful answer wins! 

 

Update:

make no mistake, the aliens weren't relying on our knowledge today, the sent a targeted EMP to every electronic board in the world to short it out.

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  • 1 month ago
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    One week: We would be hurting. Some people would be lost without their electronic devices. Others would have a fine time with books. Food and water might be running short.

    One month: People would be digging wells and guarding them. There would be mass starvation.

    1 year: The population would have stabilized by this time. Limited technology would be appearing.

    5 years: People would be living in a society like the early 1900s.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A person can battle false teachings and beliefs using the rosary and fasting.

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  • 1 month ago

    This is assuming it is a really big powerful EMP that disables electronics--permanently damaging them-causing fires, and damage to property.

    7 days: first few days people will just mill around expecting things to return to normal. trying to repair damage-put out fires and deal with the dead. (think of: pacemakers)  by the end of that week or in a few weeks we could see anarchy--people running around looting and panicking and creating chaos generally going nuts, when they realize no one is fixing anything-no one is coming to provide help. (who could--no communication-no transportation, no services)  The only people who can travel are horse owners and people with REALLY old model cars.

    30 days--those who survive will form small groups trying to survive and share or monopolize resources. (no electronics-no trucks-no shipping-no goods)  There might be some communication possible from people who were prepared and had electronics stashed in a faraday cage (like your microwave!!)

    1 yr- people start to govern themselves and work together to utilize resources and protect what they have. it is possible some govt militia might be traveling to try and help others.  There would be a small network of people able to communicate.

    5 yrs-kind of like a frontier town-  

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  • 1 month ago

    If Aliens shot an EMP of sufficient magnitude at the Earth 

    that could disable power grids and underground defense systems, 

    it is very likely that the pulse would also disrupt the logical and 

    instinctive thinking processes of all living creatures. 

    You wouldn't have to wait 24 hours 

    for the deterioration of humankind to begin. 

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  • 1 month ago

    If a frog had wings, would it bump its as.s every time it jumped?

    I LOVE what if questions!,

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  • 1 month ago

    Such an EMP would require such a massive power source that at the point of origin you'd atomise several cubic kilometres of the earth, and the resulting force would push the earth out of its current orbit.  Probably wiping out the entire population in just a few days!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No one has a clue, moron.

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