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How this affects the economy of the big tech industries like factories and the media like radio stations and television? What are the effects that this brings in the life of normal people?

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closed as too broad by Separatrix, Mormacil, Mołot, Frostfyre, AlexP Feb 13 at 13:32

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    $\begingroup$ I'm afraid you're failing what we call the book test. This concept and its effects could be the premise for an entire book, or possibly series of books, without covering the full range of situations it generates. As such it's too broad for us to answer within this format. $\endgroup$ – Separatrix Feb 13 at 12:37
  • $\begingroup$ To broad a question. The effects would be myriad and utter chaos. I assume you mean modern day? $\endgroup$ – Mormacil Feb 13 at 12:37
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to worldbuilding. Please take the tour and visit the help center to understand our community and its standards. Your question as written now is quite broad, and thus likely to be closed. Daily life is different for every citizen and organization, in Tokyo there are several million people and a similar number of organizations. We cannot answer case by case. Please narrow it down to a manageable size, $\endgroup$ – L.Dutch Feb 13 at 12:38
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    $\begingroup$ Your edit is still far to broad. Your big fishes is far to diverse to answer. A factory owner is hit far harder then someone who is active in the service industry. I suggest you start with checking what services are impacted and how long it takes for them to become a problem, like garbage collection and traffic lights etc. A classroom can be run somewhat effective with a backup generator and some books, a movie theater less so... $\endgroup$ – Mormacil Feb 13 at 12:49
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    $\begingroup$ Too broad to answer as presently written. Also, you should address the feasibility of this: no major city has just one source of power, to my understanding, but uses electricity from multiple sources. A disaster that could take out all of those at once is very difficult to imagine (unless it entails the city being flattened, which I suspect is not your intent). And moreover, you want this city to be without power for weeks? In that kind of scenario, you'll have a massive response within hours, and power will be back within days. You're going to need a very good explanation for weeks. $\endgroup$ – Palarran Feb 13 at 13:04
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There would be a bigger demand for fuel for generators. Most big companies would have generators already. Those that didn't would purchase them. Disruption apart from that would not be too great for core work. I live on a cyclone prone island, loss of mains power is a bit disruptive and gives a chance for a bit of drama, but not a huge problem.

I actually have to go out and turn my generator on, but most of the big buildings don't, their generators automatically flick on when the mains goes down.

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  • $\begingroup$ Don't forget food would also spoil because of refrigeration (and their lack of power), tele-communication might stop working with cell towers going offline because of lack of power, and phones running out of battery, etc etc. $\endgroup$ – Tyler S. Loeper Feb 13 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ @TylerS.Loeper generators take care of that. Never heard of a Telco without emergency power sources. $\endgroup$ – Kilisi Feb 13 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ @TylerS.Loeper great idea $\endgroup$ – Kilisi Feb 13 at 14:42
  • $\begingroup$ I disagree that everyone in a city is going to keep generators running around the clock, but that is up for debate. Part of the question does say "normal people" $\endgroup$ – Tyler S. Loeper Feb 13 at 14:43
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah I feel like I am wasting my time too. Good luck. $\endgroup$ – Tyler S. Loeper Feb 13 at 15:02

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