Has anybody really ever thought about the possibility that if there were ever a bomb or other method of distributing a global EMP (Electro-magnetic pulse), literally everything in the world as we know it would cease to exist. Now, as far as we know, a global EMP is not possible yet.. but even a strategic launch of multiple EMP's could severely damage society as we know it. What would be effected? Well, it might be easier to list what would NOT be effected, but here goes nothing: (no pun intended) First off, everything electronic would no longer work. All hard drives, and any form of digital storage would be ruined. Every website would be gone, and every backup of every website would be gone. Every computer network would be gone. Every copy of every program ever created would be gone. very programming language ever created would be wiped clean from any possibly backup. Every movie ever filmed would be gone. Every track of music ever recorder would be gone. Credit cards would no longer work. If you had all of your money in a bank (as most people do), it would be completely gone, unless there was a paper record, and even then, who's going to give you your money? The bank employees who are unable to clock in due to computers all being dead... Let's see, no cell phones, no land line phones. No way to manufacture most products anymore. No way to promote these products anyway. No way to find criminals on the loose. No way to hear about any news anywhere besides word of mouth. No way to print newspapers. Basically, if a global EMP were ever released, it would be the end of the world as we know it. It would set the world back 100+ years. It's a very interesting thing to think about though. So much has happened in the last 100 years in the world of technology. What if suddenly this was all gone, with no chance of ever getting it back without having to recreate it all? None of us would ever see another day where technology is as advanced as it is right now. Ok, that's my serious (yet hopefully far fetched) post for today.