- Jon Miner
Civilization depends on vulnerable technology. Let's protect what we can protect before a disaster strikes.
Our civilization is built on a foundation of electricity and sophisticated electronics. Accidents do happen. Wars do happen. Terrorism happens. When they do, it is more and more certain that vital infrastructure will be damaged.
Among the many disasters which might bring down a civilization are wars, earthquakes, floods, plagues, and EMP.
A single nuclear EMP bomb exploded 25 miles in the air above a large city would not create a blast of heat to burn the city up. It would not blow tons of fallout into the air. It would do a simple thing. It would permanently turn off every electronic device in a line of sight to the blast.
These devices could not be repaired. They would have to be replaced. So, I propose to start safeguarding the infrastructure upon which civilization depends.