So the solar flares passed without too much trouble...phew!
I for one couldn't live without my technology, so it's now coming as a relief that all the Worlds shiny objects aren't crashing around us. I say relief, but to tell you the truth, like most, I just wasn't that bothered.
Not because I don't care, (believe me, I do!) but because nothing much happened. Let's face it, if governments knew that most the Worlds technology would fail, then we would defiantly notice. Admittedly we'd probably all be classed as collateral damage and ignored...but still, I like to think we'd notice. For instance, most the polictians would head off to COBRA, or underground bunkers, or whatever it is they do in the Independence Day type scenarios. And with Sky, BBC news etc. all running 24/7, I think these days someone would notice something was wrong.
So in that sense, technology would probably help us (panic?). Then after that? If we did get a massive bout of solar interference? Well then I hate to think of the consequences. We have obviously all become too reliant on technology, and even those that haven't wouldn't escape the consequences; as even if you've never touched a Ipad, checked an email or Sky +'d something, then it doesn't matter about you anyway, as the whole planets resources are run by, dictated by and controlled by computers, systems and data. We have become one with technology whether we like it or not, and the World is now very much a techno-organic globe, with a few too many humans sitting upon it.
Even those who deny it, or those who have a lot of faith in humans, have to see that the scenarios seen in placid, family films like Terminator 2: Judgement Day is now becoming reality. We are already way too reliant upon technology. And whether we like it or not, it's here to stay. Personally I think it can only help mankind; as long as it goes checked and kept in order. Technology can and has given us some amazing things. We just need to always think of the worst case scenarios and be prepared just in case. And this recent storm will hopefully wake the World up to that fact. In that respect it's a good thing we're currently experiencing near misses, as it may help us realise that we should never take anything for granted and ALWAYS have a 'plan B'. And always have some candles and books on stand-by…
Published: March 9, 2012
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I also agree with previous comments well done you have a great style, also worth noting on 13th march (today) look to the west tonight to see the closest pass of venus and jupiter, and on 15th march it may be possible to see jupiter blot out the sun.
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