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I don't think we'd wean ourselves off computers ever, but the potential impacts can be huge - just look at how much their recent computer glitch has cost Natwest.
To some extent, the internet was originally conceived as a resilient network which can route around broken links and routers.However, a widespread impact from events such as you describe could disconnect large sections of the population from communications. Our city-based society is rather fragile, and working on very lean margins - the average supermarket only stocks a few days of food. Without effective transport, communications, electricity, water/sewage and banking systems, things could get very bad, very quickly.Geomagnetic storms can damage the electricity grid and cause widespread blackouts: ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
REGISTER or LOGIN...and terrorists are always looking for vulnerable spots in the fabric of society.Fortunately, the military has equipment designed to be used off-grid in electrically hostile environments, so they could do some coordination in many of these conceivable scenarios.