[ExI] loss of internet, was: AI risks

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 02:54:43 UTC 2015

On Sep 7, 2015 10:18 PM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
If anything like that ever catches on, we could run the cars in the
driveway or parking lots to generate enough power to charge lithium
batteries and run those critical DC-able devices.  So we could kinda
theoretically run our phones, internet and computers, and possibly our
lights (assuming LED) but not our HVAC.  If we had enough of these series
hybrids, that might kinda work at least temporarily, ja?  Life would go on,
we would have the means of fixing whatever took down the power grid.

Technically, yes. You could generate enough ions to keep a few devices

I don't trust that there would be enough time for the nerds to get enough
of these devices (and in-person nerds) together before the proles would be
looting the grocery stores and smashing the infrastructure you were hoping
to fix.

You know,  we practice backup and recovery in a corporate data environment
but the general public is so unprepared for anything unusual that even the
CDC suggests readying for the Zombie Apocalypse because it's something
people might actually do.

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