Why in 2012 is the infrastructure of the supposed most technologically advanced and most powerful nation ever to exist so weak and unreliable that a fucking category one hurricane that will be downgraded to tropical storm before the eye even reaches your area capable of wreaking such potential and probable havoc that the local and utterly inept power company thinks it’s prudent to send out a robocall to everyone saying to expect “a week or more” without power?
No, seriously. I need an answer to that question. I really do.
We can send a man to the fucking moon over 40 years ago. We can build computer chips capable of super-complex shit smaller than a finger-nail. We can have nano-technology in fucking car wax. We can have an entire nation hooked up to broad-band internet on devices the size of a candy bar. We can split the atom and kill people with the push of a button from a flying robot drone from across the globe…
…And yet we can’t manage or maintain fucking power lines well enough to ensure that barring some truly extreme freak of nature unexplainable incident they’ll stay up and enable us to keep the fucking lights on? Or that if they come down and the lights go out, that they’ll come back on within less than a day?
And yes, I realize that this “Frankenstorm” is a pretty unusual incident… but we had one last year, this exact same time, called “Snowtober” and our dumbass utilities apparently learned NOTHING from that…
- neuromancer7 answered: I’ve got an answer for you… But you won’t like it. It’s long, insanely complicated, and involves too many people relying on the government.
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