What Would Happen If Humans Suddenly Disappeared?
- Опубликовано: 6 янв 2018
- What Would Happen If Humans Suddenly Disappeared?
It could be said that humans have really done a number on the planet. We’ve created a mess with our industrialization, the creation of toxic chemicals, garbage dumps and oceans filled with plastic, and giant urban sprawls that have eaten up big chunks of nature. With all this stuff happening, it might not be a bad idea if suddenly humans disappeared overnight. It’s obvious a lot of things would be happening during the cataclysmic disappearance. With that said, let’s run a mind-thought experiment and see what would happen if humans disappeared.
Imagine a world in motion. Humans are controlling all kinds of systems, vehicles, machines, and aircraft. If we suddenly disappeared, it is assumed that the machines that we are operating would come to a halt, but not without a lot of ensuing chaos. Airplanes would fall from the sky, cars would keep going in the direction they were moving without anyone to control or stop them, and machines we control to build things would either keep drilling, digging, or moving something. With nothing controlling these machines, there would be at least an hour to several hours of destruction. It would be a good thing that humans would be missing from this part of our disappearance.
This doesn’t even include factories, coal and power plants, gas works, oil refineries, nuclear power plants, and other industrial places that will have some sort of problem without humans at the controls. However, it is very probable that the lights will go out first, and likely within a few hours should we cease to exist. The only power plants that would still be making power would be hydroelectric plants like the Hoover Dam. These could provide power for months, perhaps even years without any type of human maintenance. Speaking of water, there are some places in the world that use pumps to keep groundwater from flooding streets and metro