Are we about to experience a magnetic pole reversal? And if we are, what will that do to wireless and communications tech? These are the questions that are emerging as scientists begin to see signs we might be coming upon this shift any day now.
|TECH BLACKOUT: Overdue magnetic pole reversal sparks fears your TVs and phones will CRASH|
Scientists state every 200,000 to 300,000 years the Earth’s poles flip where north becomes south and vice versa.
The poles attempted to swap 40,000 years ago, but this was unsuccessful.
As a result, the last time the poles switched place was 780,000 years ago, meaning we are long overdue a pole reversal which could very feasibly happen within a lifetime.
When it finally does happen again, the magnetic shield will fail by at least 10 percent.
…..But with a weakened magnetic shield, the Earth is more vulnerable to solar storms.
……Is iThis means satellite signals would struggle to penetrate the atmosphere, leading to a lack of internet service, GPS navigation, satellite TV such as Sky and mobile phone signal.
Additionally, increased currents in the Earth’s magnetic field – or magnetosphere – could theoretically lead to a surge of electricity in power lines, which can blow out electrical transformers and power stations leading to a temporary loss of electricity in a region.
Science website Futurism writes: “These grids could fail, leading to worldwide blackouts that experts predict could last for decades
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