We live in a society so vulnerable that terrorists don’t need weapons anymore.
$150 worth of hardware can create a device capable of remotely activating a transmitter capable of knocking out cell service for an entire city. A single evil person with highly available skills and materials can make thousands of these devices with little resources. By mounting them on the underside of random vehicles it would be an unprecedented attack very hard to detect. These cars would all be in various locations at the moment of activation through 3g/4g or wifi activation. The chaos would be maddening as no one could locate these devices all at the same time fast enough. Once it is discovered the location of the devices, it would take so much time to search all vehicles and have confidence in no chance of a second attack… Which could even be from a different vector like apartments, other buildings, or even buried in the ground using solar cells in trees in a forest preserve.
How could such evil like this be prevented? Dependence on carrying a cellphone is what is being attacked. The threat isn’t even terrorism, as every 11 years the sun threatens us with heightened solar storms. Many believe it is just a matter of time. If that’s true, people need not to fear such scenarios, but use wireless communication as an auxiliary tool, not a primary source of connectivity. #wifiAwareness It could be said that we are abusing technology, for the direction that we are headed, humans will become a species ever dependent on technology. Is that a future we want to exist in? Should man ignore the problem of physical proximity to the extent that we become useless without a transmitter attached to our hip?
I don’t know what they’re teaching in schools, but if kids grow up believing everything is OK to be completely dependent on an electro-mechanical device, we are an insult to mother nature and are creating a new breed of people. These people are what divide the country. The city dwelling super techno-dependent humans, and the rural natural humans. To say we are united is a lie until this gap is bridged, until the lifestyles and subcultures are equalized. Until then, we are headed towards a collapse that would bring about dozens of separate countries within the United States. We will become the divided states, semi-dependent on one another and completely different types of humans across the board.