A vision for the future
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Name: Lisa Good
Bio: Magnetic theory researcher
Area of Expertise: Research Scientist/Illuminator
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
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