Can they survive/what would happen?
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June 19, 2019 / By Coty Question:
Again this is question ridiculous and hypothetical. Here we go. But you I want to know how society would/could continue in the event of a severe circumstance. Given no outside resources. Broken government. Diminished technology. It's basically an apocalyptic scenario, but there's still some people, and a slight chance to survive. It covers every challenge for humanity in one scenario. it's the true challenge for human intelligence. I want to know can they survive?
All of current Manhattan island get's transported back to 1000 A.D. (it doesn't matter how or why)
Time of day it happens: 10am
Population of Manhattan: 1.619 million
What Manhattan retains- All bridges connecting to other islands (but there's no roads 100 feet beyond the bridges), a six month power supply, all the ships/boats in their ports, and every other resource that Manhattan has on any given day. It also retains all current citizens/works in the area. This includes (but is not limited to), teachers/professors, doctors, police, firefighters, businessmen, construction workers...ect.
What does everyone do (reactions)/what happens: 1 second after. 1 minute. 1 hour. 12 hours. 1 day. 1 week. 1 month. 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. 5 years. 10 years. 25 years. 100 years. 500 years.
How will they get resources? How will law enforcement keep peace? How many people die? When is contact made with a person of that time period? How will that person react? Can the city at least last 1 year? If they do, and they meet a civilization from Europe/Asia, how will they react?
I'll do an example - 1 second after: All cell phone, some radio, and most tv reception is lost. Calls are dropped, radio frequencies become static, tv's go blank, internet connection is lost, GPS becomes unusable. People driving on bridges out of the city immediately lose sight of the roads in front of them. They see a forest of trees in front of them. The buildings from the other sides of the river disappear.
Sorry I kinda messed up the grammar in the beginning.
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Asareel | 7 days ago
Yes it could be a fun story, and you can direct it as you see fit. I would choose an optimistic scenario. The treasure of civilization is its moral foundation, cooperation, division of labor, and accumulated knowledge. Manhattan has a high concentration of very intelligent people. We can cooperate in a crisis, and in this case, the crisis is obvious. Preserve the knowledge. Quickly train people to live off the land. Begin migration out of that tiny, unsustainable island. Take important technology like basic tools. Use the limited fuel supply to bus people away to where they can provide their own food.
They have a tremendous advantage. By that time, the US already has a simple indigenous civilization. They have already developed agriculture, hunting, and so on. But don't repeat the mistakes of the past. Treat the natives with respect. Don't just take from them. Cooperate with them. They have a lot to teach you about land management. Be sure key leaders read the book 1491. That will help turn them away from stupid paths. Avoid close physical contact with the natives. Just as in 1491, you will bring them diseases their immune systems have never experienced.
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Originally Answered: Given an *infinite amount of time*, everything that can possibly happen *will* happen, right?
Your "hypothesis" (not theory) actually does make a bit of sense, except for your choice of the word "will" and the way you use the concept "infinity."
First: Probability is a very subtle discipline and your idea is rooted in it. A proper re-statement would follow the form, "Given the probability X that event Y will occur, if we are given a sufficient period of time Z we could reasonably EXPECT to see outcome Y."
Second, the way in which you use the term "infinity" is inappropriate, but you're on the right track more or less. Infinity is not a quantity, it's not an amount. To say "an infinite AMOUNT of time" is like saying "a PURPLE amount of time;" it doesn't make sense. What you ought to say is "Given an arbitrarily large amount of time..." or "Given a sufficiently large amount of time..." or even "Given an appropriately long period of time..."
So if you were to rephrase it like this: "Given a sufficiently long period of time, we can reasonably expect everything that can possibly happen to actually happen." I can get behind that statement because there are no ambiguities or contradictions.
Now, lets look at a coin toss, the probabilities involved are very simple. You can't toss a coin an infinite number of times- again, infinity is not a "quantity," it has no place on the number line. So, given a sufficiently large number of coin tosses, we could reasonably expect to see at least one toss resulting in heads. In fact, given enough, we would expect SEVERAL- approximately half the number of tosses. BUT... there is a remote possibility that we will get none. And, in fact, as the number of coin tosses "approaches infinity" (important phrase there) the number of times we would expect to see long runs of either heads or tails ALSO approaches infinity. Consider, if you toss a coin a billion billion billion billion times... there might be stretch in there where you get 1,000 heads all in a row. Go a few more billion trillion billion times THAT number and you might see a run of 1,000,000 heads.
Anyways, you have to avoid "infinite quantities" and you have to remember that a high probability NEVER makes a particular outcome CERTAIN; if it is CERTAIN then it has a probability of 1 and is then no longer called "probable" at all, but "necessary."
Originally Answered: Given an *infinite amount of time*, everything that can possibly happen *will* happen, right?
Don't forget that in addition to infinite time and space, there are also apparently countless other dimensions—universes that exist parallel to ours but are invisible to us, in which events similar to ours may be unfolding in subtly different ways.
So yes, it's entirely possible that everything we know may just be a result of the laws of probability, and that the reason we find ourselves as intelligent creatures on a planet capable of developing and sustaining us, is because this is where it finally happened.
Here's a true story:
In June, 2001, a 10-year-old British girl named Laura Buxton was at a party where she attached her name and address to a helium balloon and released it into the sky. It floated 140 miles and ended up in the hands of another Laura Buxton, also age 10. When they contacted each other, they discovered they each had fair hair, and that they each owned a black female Labrador dog, a guinea pig, and a rabbit.
Fun, isn't it? But it made the news for just one reason: because it happened that way. If it hadn't, you wouldn't know about it. One scientist I know refers to this kind of thing as "shooting an arrow, then drawing a bullseye around the place where it landed."
Of course, religious people don't want to consider that there may be no more "meaning" to life than that life is possible. It's much more comforting, and familiar-feeling to assume that we're the center of the universe, presided over by a divine being with human qualities who has this intense interest in us (not to mention, an all-powerful and all-knowing being who, nonetheless, is baffled over how we're going to turn out).
Or maybe it's something in between. Maybe there is an intelligence at work, and that intelligence is producing everything that's possible.
Why? Well, why not?
Most of the people would need to leave NYC within a week or 2. It would take that long to deplete the available food. There is not enough land in NYC to support a very large population. A few, very few could farm the parks and other open areas.
I would choose to leave and use my 2 weeks of food to prepare to live off the land; raid the libraries for books on eatable plants, camping, etc., next raid outdoor/camping stores for survival gear, all I could stuff in the largest backpack I could find. Don't know if the stores would have .22 rifles and ammo (I don't live in NY State), but I would want a light .22 and a few 100 rounds of .22 Long Rifle (plan to live on rabbits and squirrels) things larger like deer are a waste of meat and not worth the effort. I would also want a good bow & arrows for when the .22 ammo was used up.
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Sounds like the beginning of a really great story!
To research what might result look at similiar debate and stories. There have been a great many of them because people love disaster tales. Videos on youtube about what happens if the worlds oil runs out, or disease kills near everyone, or the earth stops spinning.
One of my favorites is from the James Burke, Connections series; where he goes over how New York City had a major blackout some years ago.
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