If the planet were hit by a series of electro-magnetic pulses ....
.... and all electrical everything ceased to work permanently, who would you most want with you?
a) A firearms expert
b) A martial arts instructor
c) a food safety inspector
d) a farmer
e) an internist (doctor who specializes in illness)
f) a blacksmith
g) a woodsman (ie wilderness hunter)
h) a teacher
i) a midwife
j) a surgeon
This is a variation of game we played in college. In that case, we asked which five of us we'd want with us if we were trapped on a desert Island. The guy who got picked first all the time was an entymology major who knew everything I ever want to know about edible bugs.
In this, I'm postulating non-Isolated areas. So you have to deal with potentially large numbers of predatory humans, as well as the permanent loss of electricity. Put it down to a sudden, constant increase in sunspot activity. You have to survive in the near term and the long term. Everybody with a pacemaker is dead. Everybody with an electronic hearing aid is dead. Cars don't work. No TV. No radio. No weather reports.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Last edited by Volcana; Oct 14th, 2004 at 12:43 AM.