Imagine this scenario, if you will. The power (electricity) in your neighbourhood goes out, you think it's just a temporary, regional power cut and they'll get it back on ASAP. It shouldn't be too long. These sorts of things usually sort themself out after a few hours. But what if, instead of just being your neighbourhood that's effected, it's the whole country? And what if the power does come back on after a day? Two days... Three days... A week passes and still, there is no electricity.
Can you imagine living a week without any electricity? How will you be able to do things like; charge your mobile phone? Put the heating on and take a hot bath or shower? Cook your food (for people without a gas cooker)? What about two weeks? Three weeks? A month? Can you imagine living for a month without electricity? Have you ever considered it? Have you prepared for it? How will you be able to survive? How will you store and cook food? Where will you be able to buy food from when all the shops are shut since they have no power to run the tills or the freezers that keep food in? How will you be able to stay warm when it's constantly snowing and the country is fast turning into another ice age?
There is a growing number of people all around the world right now that are preparing for a global blackout. Call them mad, but they believe it's only a matter of time to when we see it happen. And they know that when it does, there will be widespread panic. A pandemic. People will be scrambling around looking for food, possibly even looting stores, and even shooting and killing each other other the last bottle of water or loaf of bread or last packet of tinned fruit. And this panic will likely start take place after only a few days up to a weeks time.
Imagine what it would be like after just two weeks of no power. People would fast start running out of food and need to find a way to get more food just to stay alive. But if all the stores had been depleted and there was no new deliveries. How and where would you get food from to support yourself, or your family just to stay alive with?
Would you go out hunting? What if you have no hunting skills or experience? Would you go fishing? Start growing vegetables? How would you protect that from other people who are starving and looking for food to it? Install high wire fences with barbed wire? Plant land mines? Build a moat and fill it with crocodiles?
Some people believe that it's possible that a scenario like this (like something from the movies), could take place. That a global EMP could knock out all power and communications devices. Or through a possible, coordinated terrorist attack on all the countries main power stations. Thus, effectively disabling all power output and communication on a country wide or even global wide scale. Some people say that it could even happen due to the sun natural "solar flares" which are powerful enough to disable all electronic devices and even power stations too.
No matter what the cause may be, a world where electricity is disabled would be a world that would quickly turn into panic and madness. A world where desperate people who are just looking for food to survive and stay alive with would likely turn on their neighbor and anyone else they didn't know in a desperate bid to just stay alive.
This just goes to show how much, we as a species, rely on this thing we call electricity, just to survive and stay alive.
But without it, we are reduced to near animals and barbarians.
We are reduced to that of cavemen.
So ask yourself, if there was a global power cut (black out), what would you do?
How would you survive?