reply to post by adrenochrome
Forgetting all external factors, whatever they may be, this has been known for some time. I read an article that talks about it (will post once I
The infrastructure of the entire country, indeed the world, is outdated and excessively used. A lot of the grid is run at at 90% though no one is
told. All the technology is at least 50 yrs old (parts are much older), and because of our just in time mentality, and cut backs, back up
transformers and replacement parts are minimal if non-existent. The cost of making transformers is negligible as compared to the effect on the grid
of not having them. Yet, none are being made. (will post link to this when I find it).
Add to it the lack of people, properly trained to manufacture these, and you have a major problem. Magnetic effects, disasters, terrorism, etc. or
any event of significance, will send us back to the 1800's.
As I see it, there are 2 emerging markets
2. Power Source
3. Food (seeds)
Water Production and water filtration will be the key challenge we face, especially with droughts throughout the world.
So if you have a desalination/water generation plan, invention, business - it will be a boon in a few short years (2010).
Power source - The cost of producing and distributing power (shy of a catastrophic event on the grid) will force people to seek alternative power
sources. We've seen it with Solar panels, windmills, now it's going to be at the consumer level. High Efficiency, hybrid generators (battery,
fuel, solar, etc) will be a huge invention/investment.
Food - Genetically modified foods, ethenol production, money/credit shortage are causing significant pain for the farmers in the US. We will see this
starting late this summer. The planting season is under way, and farmers in America are not getting the much needed money to buy seeds, fertilizer,
manpower. The result is that many have not planted (also b/c of weather) and have no prospect of getting the money to plant their crops. Which means
that come harvest time, there will be no food. Seeds (non-GMO) will be the best investment for the long term. Especially since food production and
shipment of materials is almost at a standstill.
I know some of this was off topic, but I think it's relevant.
Once you add, Solar events, which are predicted, we have major problems with power generation.
Any other event, terrorism, natural disasters, false flag or just general wear and tear will only cause more panic, fear, and pain (even death)
Bottom line is - Store water, store food and buy a propane generator with 2-3 propane tanks.
I'll post the links once I find them.
Great post btw, we need more awareness of this issue.