Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 10:47 UTC
Humor Now that I'm done with my internship and ready to take on OSNews again, I figured it'd be nice to start off with something light-hearted. I just read that Google bought an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera, ready to photograph whatever it flies across. We may consider Google's biggest threat to be privacy, but with all this computing power they have, their Street View cars, and now, unmanned flying drones, they look more and more like SkyNet to me. So, what's your most likely apocalyptic scenario?
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Power Outage
by _QJ_ on Tue 10th Aug 2010 07:14 UTC
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Much more frightening than zombies, a massive and loooong power outage.

No more telecommunications, no more social computing, no more GSM, heater does'nt even start, no TV, no radio...
No-thing ! It will be like a doomsday...

Only one thing to do to survive: Do babies... ;-P

So... As Tom Said: Go back there:

Edited 2010-08-10 07:20 UTC

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RE: Power Outage
by sbenitezb on Tue 10th Aug 2010 13:59 in reply to "Power Outage"
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Looks interesting from a cultural point of view. People would actually have to go out see each other more frecuently. Many big corporations would go broke (who needs a TV/PC/car/electronics/etc when there's no power), many people would have to find a way to survive, and probably leave the big cities and start farming and doing hand work again. It would be tragic for most families, and only the strong and decided ones would survive.

Crime would rise and laws wouldn't apply, as there probably no way to enforce them with all the confusion. Governments would probably crash, as there would be no way to maintain sovereignity without communication. Evil people would profit from the situation.

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