posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 08:01 PM
The extermination of the human race has probably never been easier. Our industrial and technological infrastructure has given us the ability to
sustain a huge population that wouldn't be sustainable otherwise, simply due to the volume of food it enables us to produce. In addition, we've
become dependent on the grid for survival, and almost all of mankind has no clue of basic survival skills without it. You all have had the power go
out before I'm sure, from a storm or whatever. Even if it's only for a few days, life becomes pretty hard, grocery stores sell out of firewood and
munchies pretty fast and you make do until it comes back on.
But what if it was out for good (or a very long time) and it were the entire country, instead of one locality? Without the economy running as normal,
food supplies wouldn't be distributed to stores via the distribution networks. All of the economy would slow to a crawl which would include gasoline
distribution, which would effectively end our ability to travel anywhere beyond walking distance, further slowing the economy. Much of the population
would die of starvation, having no idea how to cultivate land and grow food, stay hygienic without running water, etc.
So I think the most devastating occurrence for mankind would be a mass coordinated attack on the power grid, whereby it would be irreparable for a
very long time. All it would take is for some terrorist sleeper cells to plot out a list of a few thousand transformer sites in strategic locations
(which would just take a little research and a few clicks around Google Earth) and decide on a night to sabotage them all at once. The parts of the
power grid that weren't directly effected would become overloaded by the extra demand and the chain reaction would cause the whole thing to fail.