Last night we watched a History Channel special called “Life After People”. It posed the question of what would happen on Earth if people were suddenly gone. And except for the short discussion of house pets and their awful fates (I just hate it when dogs are in trouble!) it was interesting. It’ll be replayed several times this month, so if you’re intrigued, check the History Channel schedule.
Anyway, somewhere between “100 years after people” and “500 years after people”, I found my mind wandering. What if everyone was gone? What if I happened onto an empty Earth, and for some reason was forced to remain? What would I do first?
According to the show, the grids supplied with energy by the Hoover Dam would have power longer than pretty much anywhere else – up to two years or more. Assuming I was smart enough to know this (and this is my thought experiment, so I can!), I’d head out west to Las Vegas, and set myself up in the penthouse of the Bellagio. Why that hotel? Because the chocolate lives there, too.
Anyway, once I’d done that, I’d make a few trips around town to stock up on DVDs I’d never seen, and books I’d never read, and kick back. I’m sure eventually I’d have to turn my thoughts toward actual survival. With all the humans having mysteriously vanished, at least I don’t have to worry about zombies. Whew! Once the power finally died, I’d move somewhere tropical with a beach, and learn to like eating coconut.
So what would you do?