The science fiction writer Arthur C. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Many people have heard this quotation, but few people really think about its implications. We now live in a world that is so completely immersed in advanced technology that we depend upon it for our very survival.
In the past, almost all the warnings about an electromagnetic pulse — whether from a massive solar storm or a terrorist attack — have been voiced by conservatives. But now that Mr. Koppel — a well-respected newsman and trusted anchor of Nightline for many years — has made his opinions known on the subject, more people are sitting up and taking notice.
In his book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, Koppel proclaims that an effective cyber attack against our electrical grid is not just a possibility, but a probability.
He also states that it will be a devastating attack that will plunge America into darkness, not just for hours or even days, but rather weeks and months.
He adds that the U. What would it be like? People will find themselves without running water, sewage disposal, refrigeration or indoor electrical light for an extended period of time.
Food and medical supplies will be cut off. Previously clean water will become contaminated. Banks will cease to function. And as soon as martial law breaks down, lawlessness featuring marauding gangs will rule.
It will be nothing short of chaos, and only those who have fully prepared will have even a chance of surviving. How easy would it be for a terrorist to wreak this kind of havoc on our country? Global investment strategist Richard Young points out that a terrorist with a short-range missile containing a nuclear payload could pull up to a U.
This could cause an EMP that would seriously damage communication systems, computers, electrical appliances, and automobile and aircraft ignitions systems within 1,plus miles of a high-altitude nuclear detonation.
But as a reader of this blog, you already know all that stuff. So, I want to mention three things that perhaps you have not thought about.
They are currency, information and fiber optics. This will be crucial after an EMP attack because people will not have access to funds cataloged in electronic databases. So, keep a good supply on hand.
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