I'm reading a book, One Second After, that imagines an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the US. An EMP can supposedly be triggered by a nuclear bomb explosion high in the atmosphere. The result is the destruction of everything electrical/computerized in the area.
Ever lost your power due to weather, or had your computer fried as a result of an electrical strike? (I've had the latter happen to me.) Imagine that happening all over the US. Now imagine that scenario going on for weeks, months, years? That is the plot of the book.
There are some who do believe that this is a realistic scenario for a terrorist attack. While I refuse to panic, this is something I'd like to do a little more research on. In the meantime, I plan to finish the book and let my husband read it before I have to give it back to the library.
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:02 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by H-Tina at 5:19 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 7:21 PM on Jun. 23, 2011