Category Archives: Microchips and computers

All vehicles (cars, trucks, ships, trains) have microchips. All computer Systems would stop working: Financial, Transportation, Health, Industry, Infrastructure (the Electric Grid, Nuclear Power Plants, Oil refineries, etc), Satellites, GPS, computers, cell phones — virtually every electronic device has microchips. All microchips have a limited and short lifespan because there are always impurities and other internal metals and substances that migrate over time and slow the chip down and eventually cause it to fail.

High-Tech can’t last: limited essential elements with limited lifespans

There are 17 rare earth elements in the periodic table. About nine of those elements go into every iPhone sold… and if China were suddenly to disappear from a map tomorrow, Apple would lose about 90% of those elements.  Source: … Continue reading

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Chip Fab Plants need electricity 24 x 7. The electric grid needs chips. The Financial system needs both.

[ When Trucks stop running, civilization ends.  Trucks are not only vulnerable to running out of liquid fuels, they also depend on micro-chips (i.e. engine, emissions, etc), which can only be made if electricity is up  around the clock. Alice … Continue reading

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