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A Big Bang and China!
Posted: 11 May 2010

I presume that large asteroid impacts create massive heat and would certainly create 'ash' as well as dust. Based on studies on some previous asteroid hits, for example the mass extinction 65m years ago, it might have taken thousands of years for the atmosphere to return to 'normal'. So, this scenario may be quite optimistic.

re China: In 2023 the Chinese economy will have shifted from low-wage jobs to automated production lines - if you have automated production this can be done closer to the markets for your products and will take away the advantage of centralized low-wage manufacturing in China. So, with automated production plus loss in demand for central manufacturing in China it's quite likely that the 'old' manufacturing jobs could have decreased by 80%.

Ten years after the impact it's a new business order
Dateline: 1 January 2023
In 2010 the impact of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud created surprising turmoil. But, in no way did it prepare us for the New Year asteroid impact of 2013. With millions of times the dust and ash concentration of 2010, it visibly darkened the skies for more than a year and abruptly ended the use of all jets. Business changed, if not forever, then at least for a decade. We can now look ...
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