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The Life and Mind of DamnBlackHeart
This is to help keep me actively writing. So expect to see poems, rants, tips on writing, thoughts on subjects, lyrics, me complaining of boredom, reviews, anime, movies, video games, conventions, tv shows and whatever life throws at me.
End of the World...Not Really
Imagine if, in a split-second, every piece of technology that you depend upon stopped working. Not just televisions, computers, radios, and cell phones. Add in cars, trains, and anything based upon electricity or the internal combustion engine.

Basically, what would happen if all that technology stopped working around the world?

Most people's thoughts would automatically label it as doomsday. They would all panic, chaos everywhere and people dying or getting injured either from starvation, riots or the lack of medicine. Which is true but it's ridiculous on how many just revert to total panic, destruction of order and peace. But the reason for that is sad, it's because people rely on technology so much that they really do suffer from withdraw and can't think of a life without it.

A good example would be the 1977 blackout in New York City. On July 13, 1977, two lighting strikes caused overloading in the electric power substations of the Con Edison power company. These lighting strikes, the equivalent of a minuscule fraction of E2, caused the Indian Point power plant north of the city to fail, as well as the subsequent failure of the Long Island interconnection—a regional, or larger, synchronized-frequency grid. Failure of the Linden–Goethals 230,000-volt interconnection with New Jersey resulted in the protective devices removing overloaded lines, transformers, and cables from service. As a result, a power failure spread throughout the New York area.

This blackout lasted only one day, yet resulted in widespread looting and the breakdown of the rule of law throughout many New York neighborhoods. The estimated cost of the blackout was approximately $346 million, and nearly 3,000 people were arrested through the 26-hour period.

That was only one day! If this happen as a global scale and for more then one day – maybe the rest of our lives then the damage and panic would be massive. People would would be looting, killing each other as safety precautions, and accidental deaths everywhere. People in colder climates might die from frost bite, and those in hotter places might die from heat exhaustion. We rely on technology too much to remember back to our roots to where there was none.

That's a shame because we should already know how to do things the old-fashion way. Heck, we should be using that knowledge, those skills already to help improve our lives. For example, we should all have our own little vegetables and/or fruit gardens at home. It's much more natural, healthy and it saves us money.

If many don't we should; we must learn, know how to survive without help from technology because once it's gone all we have is ourselves and the tools we've created by hand. We can't just look up how to garden, how to hunt and prepare the animal, how to make butter, how to make things from scratch and so on in an instant because there wouldn't be a google.


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