Originally posted by argentus
reply to post by Electro38
You didn't listen to/watch the vid did you? Kind of hard to comment on the OP.......
Dr. K was talking about grid outage also. This in itself is not a new idea -- the probability of a CME/magnetic pulse killing power/communications/nuclear safeguards, etc. No, it isn't thought to be a killing force in itself, and it wasn't suggested so in the OP's video. It's the ramifications of sudden and unprecedented outages that could be a global distruptive event.
Yes, there are people around the world that don't have power and probably won't notice this event, IF it happens. Power goes down, people die, systems are SNAFUed, and possibly even FUBARed. It could reflect a potential and real change with peripheral repercussions. Of course, that part is my opinion.
Originally posted by aleon1018
reply to post by Foppezao
Thanks I guess the schizo/doom and gloom went a little overboard with these thought images. Too much paranoia/science fiction/hollywood experience...I guess.
Sooo, what would actually trigger a more massive catasptrophic scenario like this?
Pole shift? A passing large asteroid? Are there solar EMPs?
One recent science fiction program involved temporary changes in the gravity field that showed people floating up over the ground. I would imagine that could be debunked, as well as they showed only a few things, rather than anything that would such as in a zero gravity space craft.
I'd like to see a documentary and or thread that 'thoroughly' debunks all of these. Maybe that's impossible.
wikiThe telegraph lines in the past were affected by geomagnetic storms as well. The telegraphs used a long wire for the data line, stretching for many miles, using ground as the return wire and being fed with DC power from a battery; this made them (together with the power lines mentioned below) susceptible to being influenced by the fluctuations caused by the ring current. The voltage/current induced by the geomagnetic storm could have led to diminishing of the signal, when subtracted from the battery polarity, or to overly strong and spurious signals when added to it; some operators in such cases even learned to disconnect the battery and rely on the induced current as their power source. In extreme cases the induced current was so high the coils at the receiving side burst in flames, or the operators received electric shocks. Geomagnetic storms affect also long-haul telephone lines, including undersea cables if they aren't fiber optic based.
You know, people did OK back in the early 1900's before there were communication satellites, etc. etc. But I am 41 years old, probably twice as old as the people thinking we're gonna die from a "global communications disruption" the was predicted by the brutal/savage/murdering/object worshiping Mayans.