Shutting down the electrical grid. Hackers have demonstrated the ability to shut down the power grid, impact foreign infrastructure and create other kinds of havoc. What happens if the electrical grid goes down in a large area. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When the U.S. celebrates Independence Day, there are many references to the “red, white and blue” of our star-spangled banner, yet the U.S. is not the only nation with a red, white and blue flag. There is the French tri-color, the UK’s Union Jack, and Russia’s flag is white, red and blue. In America, red stands for one party, blue for another, and white, I guess, are independents.

November is an election month, and by the time this publishes, we will know whether our nation remains red, turns blue, or is some ghastly shade of purple. Looking at the future, it may not matter which color is in charge. Our problems will be the same either way.

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