Grid Locked: EMP’s Looming Threat
Paul Dietzel | Sep 24, 2014
The recent release of Apple’s newest iPhone is but another reminder that the personal lives of millions of Americans now reside in the palm of their hand. Powered by electricity, the iPhone is but a small example of the vast interconnected world coordinated by complex systems of electrical grids that piece together the very fabric of the United States.
Simple financial transactions such as withdrawing cash from an ATM, running water from a faucet, an emergency call to 911, filling up an automobile with gas, purchasing food from the local grocery store, or obtaining medicine – virtually every aspect of modern life could be gone, instantly, with one carefully coordinated Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP).