Re: Could we manage without technology?
I'd say about half the global population would die, mostly in cities, since growing food becomes much more difficult, and getting food to where it needs to be even more so. Cities would become overcrowded capitals of disease and starvation. Most people who die of water-borne diseases since, without electricity, there is no safe drinking water.
Dali: "I know what the picture should be ... We take a duck and put some dynamite in its derriere. When the duck explodes, I jump and you take the picture."
Halsman: "Don't forget that we are in America. We will be put in prison if we start exploding ducks."
Dali: "You're right. Let's take some cats and splash them with water."