Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 8 months ago

Why EMF can win a war?

What will that do against people, devices, animals etc? EMP.

4 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    Other than x-ray and higher frequency EMP, humans would not be effected.

    What it can do is knock out power and communications infrastructurs.

    The problem with weaponized EMP, it is like bug spray, or germ, it doesn't discriminate, it does away with everything on both sides.

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  • oubaas
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    8 months ago

    Cutting communications and destroying electronics

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  • 8 months ago

    it would not "win" the war, but it could disable electronics and electrical systems enough to set the target area back to the middle ages in terms of technology (but without the animals that would be needed to do a lot of the physical work; horses and pack animals are not all that common these days).  It would not be pleasant to be without power and machine equipment for weeks or months, or perhaps longer.  Depends on the pulse size and strength of course.

    We depend heavily on electronics, and electronic circuits can be fried with a fairly (relatively speaking) weak EMP.  Electrical systems could be fried (literally) if the pulse was strong enough.   Heck, a solar flare back in the 1800s did that to telegraph systems, so it is not an unreasonable idea or science fiction.  It could even happen today, from the sun (well, not TODAY, but any day in the near future is possible).

    Mostly, such a signal would not damage living things, but it is possible to be exposed to enough electromagnetic energy to even fry the brain or the nervous system, or cause burning of tissue.  But if that were to happen, I don't think it would actually be the worst part of the event. 

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  • 8 months ago

    it has no effect on humans or animals, although humans with pacemakers or similar implanted devices will suffer.

    any electric or electronic device without shielding will have a large voltage spike applied on any wires. So any electronic devices will be damaged. 

    This means all newer cars, trucks, aircraft, computers, will all be damaged and stop operating. Since computers control electric power, water supply, etc, they will all stop operating. 

    only older cars/trucks/trains built before electronic controls will operate. 

    applied over a large area, massive starvation, since there will be no food delivery.

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