“Extreme space weather” may disrupt the Internet (but may not)

The good news is that although you may have read some overly nervous headlines recently, the sun may not be on the cusp of destroying the Internet. The bad news is, well, it may happen, and we are really not prepared to deal with it.

This concern stems from a recent article entitled Solar Superstorm: Planning the Internet ApocalypseAs Living science It is pointed out that the paper has not been peer-reviewed, but this is still a big problem, although the paper itself is far from the end of the world: it describes the potential large-scale long-term Internet outage as a “black swan event”-a rare, unpredictable event” Can significantly change the course of our lives”-and further pointed out that the most destructive results it describes are based on the worst-case scenario, in which everything can go wrong.