Today we often take our electricity and communications for granted. The degree to which modern economies and modern societies rely upon both is staggering with everything from food production and delivery to pumping the fuel for transportation and the power for communications completely dependent on electricity. The quaint belief that we would

revert to the rustic 1800s in the event of a catastrophic interruption to our power grid is dangerously off the mark too. In the 1800s, we did not depend on thousand-plus mile food supply chains, electronic banking and the skill set of the average worker included tasks useful without electric power, unlike office workers, digital media specialists, truckers and thousands of other professions today.  READ MORE