What will happen if satellites stop functioningI was just wondering about this matter if all satellites stop functioning then what will happen in the entire world and how this unprecedented incident will affect our lives as a whole.
Today we depend on technology beyond our perception without observing ifs and buts. We have cut off our hands with technology. If it ever happens that all satellites orbiting in the space around our planet get disconnected with us and we face the complete failure of the whole system which is run because of existing satellites how this entire world will get changed. Considering this reality that satellites are indispensable for almost every activity on this planet.
First, we may consider how these events could happen.
- It may happen due to a massive solar storm disturb our satellite communication system.
- We face a cyber attack disabling the GPS, and debris knocking out Earth-monitoring satellites.
Then the real problems start. Our phones will stop working. We will not be able to visit ISC as it will go off. We will be disconnected from social media - WhatsApp, Facebook Instagram etc. We will be longing for talking to our family and friends if we are residing away from home. Our offices will go on a long holiday. We will no more be fired by our boss. Airlines will stop their flights and those aeroplanes which are still flying in the air will find it too precarious to land at any airport. Railways will get standstill and railway signals will go permanently red. The banking system will collapse. Account-holders will be standing in queues for withdrawing their money and bank staff will be breaking their heads how to give them money. the weather department will close their computer rooms. And lovers will be rushing towards their lasses to fulfil their promise of dating.
Apart from taking it lightly, serious implications are far more reaching.
Probably, will go back in the stone age.