Originally Posted by ssandra
If a very large part of the population were to die, we have at least a year or two to survive on prepackaged foods, in which time we can figure out the entire hunting, finding and growing food thing.
Luckily there is still such a thing as libraries as well, including in universities, where you can look up plants and learn which ones you can eat and which you cannot, as well as how to grow your own... whatever you want to eat.
The main problem would be other human beings. Most, I believe, will be helpful, looking to maintain some form of civilization.
There will be a few however, who will go crazy with the power, go insane and get violent. It will be up to us as a society to not let those people get into a situation of power over others.
I think that will be our biggest problem, because when people are afraid it is easier to listen to the one who screams loudest then to the one who talks the wisest.
I'll be hiding in the woods with my sniper rifle for such people.
it's funny, but the 3rd world countries will probably do better then the rest of us.