Could an electromagnetic pulse send us back to the Dark Ages?
The electromagnetic pulse. It’s the big, bad boogeyman of the electronic age where we depend on a constant stream of communication and connection. Everything stops – instantly. EMPs are often used in pop culture (particularly any time Magneto wants to take over the planet) to caused widespread destruction and to control a population by plunging them into a new Dark Age. What’s the likelihood of such an event happening? Would an EMP do any damage at all? Let’s take a look.