The North American power outage affected many people, including some of our own. Many people don’t think through the full implications of such a large power outage – elevators, subway trains, telephones, cell phones, many types of police radios, water pumps, and much more, all suddenly stop working. Society is so dependent on electricity that the lack of it can be life-threatening in certain situations.
I’m very, very glad that nobody got hurt, and that this wasn’t a terrorist act. I hope that the government sees the large potential vulnerability, however, and gets to work fixing the problem.