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Name: Lisa Good

From: Florida

Bio: Magnetic theory researcher

Area of Expertise: Research Scientist/Illuminator

Topic: Technology

Headline: Most memory vulnerable to strong magnets

Nutshell: Within a few decades, a highly magnetically charged comet will pass close enough to the earth to render all telecom & computers ineffective

Vision: We all know that a magnetic on a floppy disk destroys the data. Or next to a network cable, wrecks the network. Some comets have some incredibly strong magnetic charges. The comet schedule for 3/1/2018 will probably be close enough and strong enough to take us back to the industrial (pre electronic communications) stage. While telegraph might work, my calculations that even analog phone, plus all the ditigal systems will fail for several months.

Date Submitted: 2/5/2006

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