What if the world's power went out?

We're a little too dependent on electricity.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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Electricity! We use it every day for nearly everything and never think about what we would do without it. In this video, we ask one crucial question: what would happen to the world if power shut down everywhere?

Needless to say, it would be complete chaos. The first facet of modern life to go would be our electronics. Phones, tablets, laptops, and portable gaming consoles would basically turn into very expensive and extremely useless paperweights once they ran out of juice.

For those thinking they could go back to using landlines, think again! Even those require electricity!

Next, we would lose access to basic plumbing. Before water gets to us, it has to be treated first at a water treatment facility that depends on electrical power to function and pump the treated water through its pipes. So no electricity means no running water.

Are you scared yet? Well, that's just the beginning. Plenty more things would go wrong sending the world likely in a doomsday scenario.

What are these things? How bad would things get? Is there anything humans could do to adapt? This video answers all these questions painting a clear picture of what a world without electricity would look like.

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