If it follows the pattern of the previous conference on a cσɾσnαvιɾυs Pandemic, there will be some delay before they go into action. Some drills go live, but I think they're actually using these to wargame how they would react WHEN they put their plan into action. They're trying to anticipate how this will play out once it goes live so they could be prepared for the fallout.
I wouldn't be surprised if they hit us in the late Fall or Winter.
Yes, this was my thinking too.
9/11 was a drill that went live -- after the infamous "events" (alleged planes hitting WTC, Pentagon) pilots were asking "is this part of the drill" when ordered to do this and that. Let's just say there was confusion, because they were all in the middle of an active drill!
But the CÖVÌD scamdemic happened a few MONTHS after the drill.
So this Cyber Polygon is likely to be just like CÖVÌD -- it will happen SOON now -- time to get some batteries, solar panels, and appliances that will run off a battery or generator.
I was just thinking the other day -- how many people would die (or be gravely afflicted) because they don't own a box fan, for example. How many people just rely on the grid and central A/C 100% for their climate control needs. If the power went out, there's no way you're running a central A/C off a generator, even a large one. How would you plug it in? Your central A/C doesn't exactly have a plug. At least a fan will keep you alive in summer in the warmer climates (100 degree days, 80 degree nights with high humidity). It's a fact that during epic heatwaves, many people *die* from the heat. And that's without the power going out.
The same for winter. You can't make significant heat from a battery. Any time you're putting copious amounts of electricity through a high-resistance substance to generate heat, you're talking about a LOT of power. Your car battery would die in seconds. Even a deep-cycle or marine battery would only last minutes, if you're basically shorting the terminals through a resistor to generate heat (750W or 1500W heater). You'd need a fireplace to efficiently generate heat. Or MAYBE a generator to power a space heater or two -- it would at least be more do-able than central A/C. At least space heaters have plugs, even if they do consume 1.5 KW (1500W) to run them.
But you'd need a long extension cord. I know a Baby Boomer couple with a very expensive house, in-ground swimming pool, two incomes, a large detached workshop with loft, house upgraded several times -- but they have barely any extension cords. And zero box fans. Amazing.
Do you know that 5 gallon gas cans are up to $21 for crappy ones, $29 for good ones? I just shopped for them recently, which is how I know. And they only had about 25 of them in stock. If any emergency happened, this stock would disappear in minutes. People without gas cans would be putting it in plastic bags out of desperation. You wouldn't be able to get a gas can for love or money.
So although gas is hard to store -- gas cans are not!
And if you're wondering if you want to store gas -- you do. Did you know that each gallon of gas can perform something like 25-30 man-hours of work? Imagine buying two whole days of a strong slave's labor for $2.80 -- with none of the moral entanglements of slavery. Think about it. How long would it take a couple men to push a full sized car 20 miles? But a gallon of gas can do that. Same with digging dirt, hand-clipping your lawn vs weedwhackers, lawnmowers, chainsaws, or anything else you can do with gas. It's a very powerful substance, dirt cheap even at $4/gallon.