We see the apocalypse portrayed in the movies, and in games such as Fallout 3 (Awesome game) but how many of us are really prepared to actually deal with it? Are you fully prepared for the drastic changes that are going to happen? Here are some of the things you’re going to see.
Most of us are pretty handy with a computer; after all you wouldn’t even be reading this if you weren’t. Every year we become a little more dependant on those wonderful little plastic and metal boxes. We use them for pretty much anything from gaming, news, to even ordering a mail order Russian bride. Many of us sadly are addicted to them, spending countless hours surfing gaming, and yes looking at porn.
Now all of a sudden you’re internet connection goes down, permanently. All those YouTube videos, that date you had planned with MissHottie54345 (who’s probably a guy named Tim by the way) has slipped from you’re fingertips forever. Are you going to be able to go cold turkey from that? How will those internet junkies react to this sudden change…………….not well at all.
Cable Is Caput
Don’t expect to find out who’s getting voted off the island this week when the apocalypse comes. Chances are they may be in a better position then you are. Depending on how things go down, all stations will switch to an emergency broadcast or news channel and bombard you with information before going dead. If the end comes suddenly say for example a nuclear strike, don’t expect any warning other, you’re TV will just go to static.
Bye Bye Burgers
Our food is delivered to us via a complex network involving thousands of individuals, multiple forms of transportation and tight deadlines. A small disruption such as a late delivery truck can mean those Eggo waffles you’ve been craving aren’t on the shelves when you go shopping. If that network is badly damaged or destroyed expect the stores to be empty in about a week. (Less if people are panicking)
Power plants have buttons, those buttons need fingers, and those fingers belong to people, without them expect to have only a couple days of power before they shut down. This means everything from phones, the fridge, sewer and water systems is out of order, leaving you almost completely isolated.
No Phone And No T.V Make Me Go Smashy Smashy
With no power, means no street lights, no stop signs, and no security systems. This will be a time of opportunity for those looking to loot from stores. And with the phones down no cops unless they happen to be on patrol in the area. Store owners may try to defend their stores; those that had to work for minimum wage at 7-11 however are probably going to abandon their post.
Once civil authority begins to crumble the army will step in. This transition will not be a smooth one, overnight you’re civil liberties will disappear. These are people you don’t want to piss off, remember they will have more and bigger guns then you and are all much, MUCH better shots.
Like our food distribution system, pharmaceuticals require a complex network to deliver medicine and drugs to their destinations. They will also run out faster then food once that network collapses. Expect shortages in critical medicines in a couple days or sooner. Doctors and medical staff will be swamped and may not treat you even if you are severely injured for several hours to days. You may not even be able to reach a doctor or hospital because of the chaos.
In my next post I’ll discuss some tips that you can do to help prepare for the initial phase of the apocalypse.