It’s always worth while having a back up because when things go wrong ‘big time’, like the sun roasting all electronics an electronics with a solar-flair, direction earth.
What is not electric or electronically controlled these days?! Water, sewage, gas and electricity networks are the biggest part of what keeps us in our modern world but what happens when it’s gone?
How will we let the farmer know what we want in the city, how will we pump the gas for the lorry that brings it in & how would we keep it when everything needs electricity to keep it fresh.
Now these questions came from me watching how in Berlin’s former eastern side, most streets still have a road side manual pump, which has been upgraded and which still supplies water to who ever needs it and takes the time to pump the handle.
In my mind bikes offer this same service, cycle couriers would rule the day and our time of mobile phones would have passed untill we shield from this blast from the sun.
Rickshaws and cargo bikes would become the most important aspect of our lives for transport and travel, as we can’t just magic back horses by the thousands.
Might it not be wise to have these options along side our modern life, as the cost of not having a backup will always be higher then if we do not.